Woman, in 30s, found dead in charity shop bin after ‘getting stuck inside’

Harriet Brewis
Monday 05 April 2021 11:55

The woman’s body was found inside a donation bin at the rear of Stockland Burleigh Heads shopping centre

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A woman, in her 30s, has been found dead in a charity shop donation bin after she got stuck inside.

Her body was found in the bin outside a shopping centre on Australia’s Gold Coast on Monday morning (local time).

The grim discovery was made by a member of the public as she walked round the back of the Stockland Burleigh Heads complex at around 7am.

Police and paramedics rushed to the site but the woman was pronounced dead at the scene.

Two hours later, Queensland police announced that the woman’s death had been caused by “misadventure” and was not being treated as suspicious.

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It is believed that the victim, who has not yet been identified, was struck by the bin lid while she was reaching into it, The Australian reports.

A report is being prepared for the local coroner and efforts to identify the woman continue.