45 Y.O. Man Arrested After A Woman’s Body Found At A Waste Facility In Melbourne’s North

Victoria Police have arrested a 45-year-old man after a woman‘s body was found inside a waste management facility in the Melbourne suburb of Epping.

Authorities confirmed they arrested a 45-year-old Coolaroo man in Glenroy on Tuesday morning.

Police believe that the pair were known to each other. No charges have yet been laid.

On Wednesday, 3 July, staff at Cooper Street Waste Management Facility alerted police after they located a body while moving green waste.

Although the woman has yet to be formally identified, homicide detectives believe the body belongs to a 64-year-old Coolaroo woman.

They have also traced the bin’s original location to a home in Coolaroo.

The circumstances around the death are being treated as “highly suspicious” by Victoria Police.

“Investigators believe the woman was inside a bin that was picked up outside a property in Coolaroo on Tuesday 2 July and then conveyed to the Epping facility,” police said in a statement.

“A significant CCTV canvas of the Coolaroo area is underway and police are keen to speak to anyone who may have CCTV or dash-cam footage, particularly between Sunday 23 June and Tuesday 2 July.”

Anyone with dashcam/CCTV or any relevant information is urged to contact Crime Stoppers on 1800 333 000.

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