Man Charged With Murder After Woman’s Body Discovered At Melbourne Tip

A 45-year-old man has been charged with murder after police discovered a woman’s body at a waste disposal facility in Melbourne’s northern suburb of Epping. 

The woman’s body was found on July 3 by workers moving green waste at the Epping facility.

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According to the police, Investigators believe the body was initially inside a domestic bin picked up outside a property in Coolaroo, a nearby suburb, the previous day.

The address was identified as Hilgay Street, which has rubbish collection every Tuesday.

Forensic and uniformed officers were seen at a house on Hilgay Street, which was cordoned off by police tape on Saturday when the discovery was made public. 

The victim, who has yet to be formally identified, is believed to be a 67-year-old woman from Coolaroo.

The accused man has been remanded in custody and was questioned by detectives throughout the day before being charged.

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He is set to appear in Melbourne Magistrate’s Court on Wednesday.

Detectives are appealing to the public for any information regarding suspicious behaviour observed in Coolaroo between June 23 and July 2. 

This case marks the third time in recent years that a woman’s remains have been found in a bin or tip in Victoria.

In March, the remains of 35-year-old Point Cook resident Chaithanya “Swetha” Madhagani were discovered in a wheelie bin in Buckley, southwest of Geelong. 

Three years ago, the remains of mother Ju ‘Kelly’ Zhang were found at a landfill in Wollert.

Crime Stoppers at 1800 333 000 or report online.

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