Woman’s body found by council workers in northern Brisbane’s Kalinga Park


September 04, 2019 18:15:13

Police are investigating the death of a young woman whose body was found in the middle of the day at a popular park in Brisbane’s north.

Key points:

  • Detective Inspector Tresize says the woman was aged somewhere between her late teens and late 30s
  • He says forensic specialists are required to identify the woman
  • Police have found no signs of foul play and don’t know how she died

Council workers conducting routine maintenance found her body in a garden bed under a rail bridge in Kalinga Park about midday.

Detective Inspector Tim Tresize said investigators were not sure how long the woman had been there and would look to a post-mortem examination in the coming days for more answers.

Inspector Tresize said the area was “very public” and the body did not appear to have been hidden, but it was difficult for the council workers to see her until they were quite close.

“I assume any number of people have potentially cycled and walked past that location today, and perhaps unknowingly the lady had been there the whole time in the garden bed,” he said.

“We don’t know the identity of the person and we don’t know the cause of death.

“It’s a tragic situation whenever a young person dies.

“She’s died in a public park and we are not sure what has led to her being there.

“I’d say she’s in her late 20s, but I could be a decade wrong either side.”

Police said forensic specialists would be required to identify the woman.

Inspector Tresize said there were no obvious signs of foul play or injuries and it was “too early to say” whether she died where she was found.

“Early indications are that she probably hasn’t been there too long, but she certainly could have been there last night,” he said.

They have set up an investigation centre at Hendra police station.

Inspector Tresize appealed for anyone who was in Kalinga Park, near the Toombul train line, either on Tuesday night or Wednesday morning, who may have seen or heard anything suspicious, to contact police or Crimestoppers.





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September 04, 2019 17:06:07

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