Queensland Police are on the hunt for four people after a man’s body was found stuffed inside a wheelie bin in the Brisbane suburb of Yeronga on Saturday evening.
On Sunday, Queensland Police confirmed detectives were investigating the suspicious death of the man and released images of four people who may be able to assist them with their investigation.
The images of two men, aged 38 and 30, and two women, aged 27 and 23, were released, but police didn’t name the four people. Police urged the public not to approach them but to instead call triple zero immediately if they were spotted.
Police are still working to confirm the identity of the man.
“Our investigations to date have suggested the deceased man’s possibly identity,” Detective Inspector Mark Thompson from Crime Services South Brisbane said in a statement. “We are working to confirm this and then to speak to family.”
A most mortem examination will assist police 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,” Thompson added.
Police had originally been called to a unit complex on Yeronga Road at around 7pm on Saturday evening after the man’s body had been discovered inside a wheelie bin. Anyone with information in relation to the current whereabouts of any of the four people or with any further information that can assist police should conduct Policelink in 131 444.
Meanwhile, a witness told 7 News Brisbane he noticed a bad smell for several days and went to investigate what it could be. The bin was just metres from his apartment.
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“I lifted the bin and there was a couple of black bags in there,” resident Joel Rivett told 7 News Brisbane. “It didn’t smell too right. I only lifted it about that much when the flies came and hit me in the face and I was like, ‘nah I’m out’.”
According to the report, police arrived at the unit complex within an hour.
“For them to be confronted with a deceased person in a wheelie bin is extremely harrowing,” Thompson told 7 News Brisbane.
Details surrounding the man’s death are yet to be revealed but it is not believed the man lived at the complex where his body was located. It is thought he could have died up to 10 days before his body was found.