Woman's body found in charity bin near shopping centre

Brianne Tolj
·1-min read

A woman’s body has been found in a charity bin on Queensland's Gold Coast.

The woman was found dead just after 7am on Monday by a member of the public near a shopping centre in Burleigh Heads, a Queensland police spokesperson told Yahoo News Australia.

She is believed to be aged in her 30s and is understood to have had a habit of scavenging charity bins, according to the Gold Coast Bulletin. 

A Google Maps image of where a woman's body was found in a charity bin near a Burleigh shopping centre.
A woman's body has been found in a charity bin near a Gold Coast shopping centre. Source: Google Maps, file

Her death is being treated as non-suspicious and a report is being made for the coroner.

Yahoo News Australia understands the woman's death was a result of "misadventure".

Photos published by a Nine News reporter show police have cordoned off an area outside of Spotlight and Burleigh Town Tyre and Auto Service, which is located next to Stockland Burleigh Heads.

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