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Residents called the police just before 11 am on Saturday after noticing something suspicious near a creek in Lake Macquarie

Murder probe launched after the body is found wrapped in plastic on the side of a creek near Newcastle

  • A body was discovered wrapped in plastic at a creek on Wakefield Rd Teralba
  • The police set up a crime scene and collected camera images from Barnsley
  • Anyone with information is requested to contact Crime Stoppers at 1800 333 000
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A murder probe was started after a body was found wrapped in plastic.

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Residents called the police just before 11 a.m. on Saturday after noticing something suspicious near a creek in Lake Macquarie.

A police spokesman said: “A crime scene has been identified after the discovery of a body in water at Wakefield Rd Teralba.

Residents called the police just before 11 am on Saturday after noticing something suspicious near a creek in Lake Macquarie

Residents called the police just before 11 am on Saturday after noticing something suspicious near a creek in Lake Macquarie

& # 39; The police from Lake Macquarie attended the location and secured a crime scene that & # 39; will stay overnight. & # 39;

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Wakefield Road remains closed between The Broadway and Rhondda Road in the evening.

The stretch of road connects the small towns of Killingworth and Barnsley, just west of New Castle.

The victim will undergo a post-mortem examination on Saturday evening. The gender remains unknown.

The body was found in isolated bushland with no surrounding houses.

Murder investigators and Lake Macquarie police, who are leading the investigation, asked Barnsley's residence to take CCTV recordings of several weeks.

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Anyone who has information or has noticed something suspicious in the area is requested to call Crime Stoppers at 1800 333,000.

A crime scene was established after the discovery of a body in water near Wakefield Rd Teralba (photo)

A crime scene was established after the discovery of a body in water near Wakefield Rd Teralba (photo)

A crime scene was established after the discovery of a body in water near Wakefield Rd Teralba (photo)

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