Home Australia The woman Melbourne forgot: The tragedy of the Coolaroo murder victim whose body was dumped in a bin and no one noticed – and no one is mourning

The woman Melbourne forgot: The tragedy of the Coolaroo murder victim whose body was dumped in a bin and no one noticed – and no one is mourning

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A detective was called to Coolaroo's home on Monday and was seen closing the front window, which had been left wide open to the elements.

The home of an elderly woman believed to have been murdered and dumped in a dumpster remains deserted days after the tragic discovery.

Homicide detectives established a crime scene at Coolaroo’s home, in Melbourne‘s north, on Saturday after her body was found in a garbage dump.

Detectives believe the woman’s remains were placed inside a container that was collected from the woman’s home on Hilgay Street. by a garbage truck on Tuesday.

On Monday, a lone detective was seen entering the house through the front door.

He was seen closing an open window at the front of the house before leaving about 10 minutes later.

Victoria Police declined to comment on the investigation on Monday, telling Daily Mail Australia that detectives are continuing to investigate the tragedy.

Apart from teams of media representatives, no one was seen visiting the property on Monday.

Nor did anyone come to lay floral offerings, something that has become common in other similar tragedies.

A detective was called to Coolaroo’s home on Monday and was seen closing the front window, which had been left wide open to the elements.

A neighbour told Daily Mail Australia the neighbourhood was left in shock following the alleged murder.

“We’ve never seen anything like this around here. It’s horrible,” the man said after stopping his vehicle to chat.

The scene outside the house was a far cry from the community’s response to the death of Chaithanya ‘Swetha’ Madhagani.

Ms Madhagani’s body had also been stuffed into a rubbish bin found on Mount Pollock Road in Buckley, west of Geelong, on March 8.

Her death sparked an outpouring of emotion in the community, with friends gathering to honour her at Point Cook, where she lived.

Coolaroo residents have provided conflicting reports as to the identity of the latest dumpster victim, with different accounts placing his age between his late 40s and early 80s.

A man claimed that the woman I had only lived on the property for about two months.

The neighbourhood is located a stone’s throw from the working-class Broadmeadows area, and government housing occupies most of Hilgay Street.

Detectives were called to the Hilgay Street home on Saturday (pictured) after a garbage truck picked up a woman's body.

Detectives were called to the Hilgay Street home on Saturday (pictured) after a garbage truck picked up a woman’s body.

Chaithanya 'Swetha' Madhagani's body was found in a garbage container in March

Chaithanya ‘Swetha’ Madhagani’s body was found in a garbage container in March

The garbage container containing the body of Chaithanya 'Swetha' Madhagani

The garbage container containing the body of Chaithanya ‘Swetha’ Madhagani

Other neighbors said they saw a man’s car parked in the driveway of the house where the murder occurred and saw a man taking out the trash in the days before the body was found.

One woman said she had only spoken to the murdered woman on the day the bins were collected. None of her neighbours knew her name or anything about her.

This woman is the 48th to be murdered in Australia this year, angering Australians across the country.

“Why won’t the government acknowledge the war on women in this country?” one angry woman posted on social media.

“Let’s call it what it is: domestic terrorism. Let’s stop funding wars abroad and start addressing the enormous cost of violence against women.”

Another wrote: “You get more jail time for telling the truth than for killing your wife and family. It’s disgusting.”

Waste management staff located the body while removing green waste at Cooper Street landfill in Epping on Wednesday.

Waste management staff located the body while removing green waste at Cooper Street landfill in Epping on Wednesday.

The woman has not yet been formally identified and detectives are awaiting the results of an autopsy.

Police are continuing to search the area for CCTV footage and are keen to speak to anyone who may have it or dashcam footage captured between Sunday 23 June and Tuesday 2 July.

Detectives are also interested in speaking to anyone who may have witnessed anything suspicious in the area at the time.

Staff at an Epping landfill on Cooper St contacted police after finding the woman’s body, which detectives believe was in a bin collected outside her home that day.

Detectives also inspected a brick house 100 meters from the street where the victim lived.

The owners of the house are believed to have travelled abroad last month and have not yet returned.

On Saturday, officers were seen inspecting grass clippings from the house next door to that property.

Anyone with information about the Coolaroo incident is asked to contact Crime Stoppers on 1800 333 000.

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