Residents in two suburbs urged to check bins after man's death

Josh Dutton
·News Reporter
·1-min read

Residents of two Brisbane suburbs are being urged to check their bins for a number of items, including what is believed to be a Woolworths cooler bag, after a man was allegedly murdered.

The man, 45, was found dead at a residence in Wynnum, southeast of the CBD, on Wednesday about midday with significant head injuries, police said.

His death is now subject to a homicide investigation.

Police at the scene of a homicide investigation in Wynnum, Brisbane.
Police are investigating the alleged murder of a man in Wynnum. Source: Nine News

Police arrested a 24-year-old man on Sunday and charged him with murder. He will face Brisbane Magistrates Court on Monday.

Residents of both Wynnum and Mount Gravatt are now being asked to “check their yards and rubbish bins and to contact police if they locate anything matching the items listed”.

Police believe the items may have been discarded after January 6, which include:

  • A pair of black running shoes with white soles and a white Nike logo on the side

  • A pair of earphones with a white cord

  • A green and white cooler bag, most likely Woolworths brand

  • A dark-coloured baseball cap

  • A pair of sunglasses with dark lenses and a light-coloured frame

A Woolworths cooler bag and a pair of Nike runners are pictured.
Photos of items similar to the ones police are looking for to assist in the homicide investigation. Source: Queensland Police
Police pictured in a cordoned off street in Wynnum, Brisbane.
Wynnum residents are being asked to look out for a number of items which could be in garbage bins or backyards. Source: Nine News

Anyone with information is urged to contact Crime Stoppers on 1800 333 000 or submit a report online.

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