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Eerie crime scene photos emerge after human remains found under Alderley complex in Brisbane’s north

Crime scene photos emerge from the grisly scene where a body was found under a unit complex – as police reveal why neighbours never noticed the smell

  • Police remain at complex where partially buried human remains were found
  • Cleaners unearthed grim discovery in a locked area behind besser block wall
  • Remains ‘very tightly wrapped’ covered in clothing and bedding to hide smell
  • Police said it will take some time for detectives to complete their investigation

New photos have emerged from the scene where the remains of a body were found partially buried under a unit complex in Brisbane’s north.

The grim discovery was found by cleaners in Alderley about 10.45am on Wednesday.

Detective Superintendent Andrew Massingham told reporters the remains were found in a locked area behind a besser block wall and said it was ‘quite concerning’ that the body had gone unnoticed for ‘some months’.

‘The large number of people, residents of this unit block, are quite unaware of that occurrence,’ he said.

Residents of the unit block had not reported any smell or any other suspicion before the cleaners discovered the body on Wednesday, Superintendent Massingham added.

He said the body was ‘very tightly wrapped’ and covered in clothing and bedding, which concealed the smell.

 Homicide detectives remain at the scene where a partially buried body was found under a unit complex in Brisbane’s north

The complex car park remained cordoned off on Thursday hours after the grim discovery of 'tightly wrapped' human remains

The complex car park remained cordoned off on Thursday hours after the grim discovery of ‘tightly wrapped’ human remains 

Officers are working to identify the person and the circumstances surrounding their death.

Detectives are seeking information from previous tenants and an investigation centre has been set up at the Hendra police station.

It comes as resident Allan Batzloff told ABC News on Thursday he recalled a ‘heat-of-the-moment argument’ between two men at the complex months earlier.

‘I did hear a few things … somebody making threats to somebody a few months ago,’ Mr Batzloff told ABC News.

‘I don’t know what personal relationship it was, but a guy said, ‘I’m going to get my revenge on you, I’m going to get you’, that sort of thing.’

Mr Batzloff said the whole incident was ‘a bit unsettling’.

‘I didn’t think anything of it at the time until yesterday,’ he said.

‘Now the police are asking me to clarify a bit more about what happened.’

The cleaners were traumatised by the grim discovery of partially buried human remains (pictured, police at the Alderley complex)

The cleaners were traumatised by the grim discovery of partially buried human remains (pictured, police at the Alderley complex)

Photographs from the scene show police vehicles parked in front of a parking garage area while homicide detectives investigated the property.

‘Examination of that area located an item that we at this stage have identified by preliminary examination as being human remains or a human body,’ Superintendent Massingham said.

The cleaners were reportedly upset and traumatised by the shocking discovery.

‘Whoever … has put the person there have attempted to conceal the body fairly unsuccessfully,’ he said.

‘(They) have taken great care to wrap the body up in a certain way and preserve it. They’ve also transported it to an area that’s not readily accessible.

‘Whether it was their intention to leave it there, or come and get it at some later time and they simply haven’t, is part of what we’ll be looking at.’

Residents of the unit block had not reported any smell or any other suspicion before the cleaners discovered the body on Wednesday

Residents of the unit block had not reported any smell or any other suspicion before the cleaners discovered the body on Wednesday

Superintendent Massingham said it would take some time for police to complete their investigation.

‘These types of homicide investigations can be complex and lengthy,’ he said.

‘I believe it may take some time to identify who this person is, the cause of death, and of course the causation relating to the death of this person may take some time.

‘We currently have dozens of missing persons reports that we are going through that has already commenced at the Hendra station.’

Police are interviewing people at the complex and also want to speak to former residents.

Anyone with information is urged to contact police.

Cleaners were upset and traumatised by the shocking discovery (pictured police at the scene)

 Cleaners were upset and traumatised by the shocking discovery (pictured police at the scene)

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