A woman's body found at a Victorian tip has sparked a major homicide investigation

  • Body of woman found at garbage tip 
  • Victoria detectives are investigating 

A woman’s body found at a Victorian tip has sparked a major homicide investigation.

Detectives believe the dead woman was put inside a bin that was picked up from a Coolaroo property, in Melbourne’s north, by a garbage truck on Tuesday. 

Waste management staff located the body while moving green waste at the Cooper Street tip in Epping on Wednesday. 

Staff immediately contacted police and a homicide investigation was initiated.

The woman’s identity and cause of death is yet to be confirmed. 

‘A significant CCTV canvass of the Coolaroo area is under way 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,’ a police statement said.

‘Detectives are also keen to speak to anyone who may have witnessed any suspicious activity in the area.’

A woman's body found at a Victorian tip has sparked a major homicide investigation

A woman’s body found at a Victorian tip has sparked a major homicide investigation

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