Mystery surrounds the suspicious death of a man who was found stuffed in a wheelie bin tied shut with shoe laces.
Officers made the grim discovery of the body at an apartment building in Yeronga in Brisbane’s south on Saturday.
Joel Rivett was staying at his friend’s unit on Yeronga Street when he noticed the apartment complex’s bins began to smell much worse than usual, The Courier Mail reported.
Mystery surrounds the suspicious death of a man who was found stuffed in a wheelie bin tied shut with shoe laces
Living just metres away from the smell, Mr Rivett and his friend kept all windows and doors shut in the apartment in an attempt to keep the smell out.
‘I noticed the smell for a day or two and we had to block everything up,’ he said.
When they got fed up with the smell, the pair decided to investigate the problem and found a red wheelie bin had been overstuffed with bin bags.
He lifted the lid to find flies hit him in the face so he decided to call the real estate and leave it in their hands.
Officers made the grim discovery of the body at an apartment building in Yeronga in Brisbane’s south on Saturday
‘I couldn’t tell a dead body was in there,’ he said.
Officers were called to the apartment building about 7pm on Saturday and discovered the body.
Detectives are working to determine the cause of the man’s death but have not yet formally identified him or the cause of death.
Residents of the unit complex were shocked about the suspicious death, saying the area is usually quiet.
Police would like to speak to two men (pictured) in relation to the death of a man in Yeronga
‘I had no idea what was happening when police arrived last night,’ Rudolph Tichowitsch said.
Police have released the images of four people who may be able to help with their investigation.
They include two men aged 38 and 30 and two women aged 27 and 23.
Officers spent most of Sunday as they continue to investigate the cause of death.
Queensland Police would also like to speak to two women (pictured)
‘Our investigations to date have suggested the deceased man’s possible identity. We are working to confirm this and then to speak to family,’ Detective Inspector Mark Thompson said.
‘A post mortem examination will assist with this process. A crime scene remains in place at Yeronga and we expect to be processing the scene, including conducting ground searches with the SES, today and again tomorrow.’
Police were called to the apartment building about 7pm on Saturday and discovered the body