Gold Coast woman found in charity not homeless as rumors spread she was a well-known ‘garbage diver’
Grim details emerge as to why a woman was found dead in a charity trash bin – as police focus their investigation on a green ute
- Woman has been found dead in a charity bin behind a Gold Coast store
- Passerby found dead woman behind Stockland Burleigh Heads Shopping Center
- Police say there is no evidence that the woman is homeless despite rumors
- They hope that a green ute on the ground will lead them to her family
There is no evidence to suggest that a woman found dead in a charity bin was homeless, despite rumors circulating on social media, police said.
The body, believed to be a woman in her thirties, was discovered at 7 a.m. Monday by a passerby behind the Stockland Burleigh Heads shopping center on the Gold Coast.
She would have died after she got stuck in one of the charity bins, Gold Coast Bulletin reported.
Investigators hope that a green ute parked near the scene will lead them to the woman’s family after determining it was likely hers.
Investigators have centered their investigation around a green ute near the scene, which they believe belonged to the woman, and hope it will help them track down her family
Police inspect charity bin after body of woman discovered inside by passerby in Burleigh Heads Monday
Since the coverage of the woman’s death, there have been baseless social media reports suggesting that she was homeless and a known ‘garbage diver’.
Police declined to comment on the allegations she was known to have visited the Gold Coast area and looked through trash cans.
But they made it clear that there is nothing so far to suggest she was homeless.
Obviously, the woman was rummaging through the bin when the lid landed on her and lured her into a trap.
After the discovery, emergency services were immediately called to the mall
Her body was only partially in the bin, and reports suggest rescue crews needed power tools to cut open the bin and remove her body.
The woman who made the grim discovery was there herself to donate clothes, who immediately called emergency services.
Paramedics announced that the woman was dead on arrival, while police taped the area and found a crime scene.
At this stage, the police are not treating her death as suspicious, but describing it as a setback.
A report is being prepared for the coroner.
Behind the shopping center in Burleigh Heads, on the Gold Coast, several charity bins were set up
Police have taped the area and set a crime scene while investigating the circumstances surrounding the woman’s death