Man's body found in charity clothing bin in Sydney

Man's body found in charity clothing bin in Sydney

The body of the man discovered by a passing motorist  is removed from the scene.

A man's body has been found in a charity clothing bin in Sydney's inner south after a passing motorist saw his legs protruding from the bin early on Wednesday.
Inspector Sam Crisafulli, from Redfern police station, said police were called to the grisly scene on the corner of Dalmeny Avenue and Galara Street in Rosebery about 5am.
"He was deceased when police arrived," Inspector Crisafulli said. "It's too early at this stage to be able to say what the cause of death was.

"Clearly you could see part of his body from the outside because that's how the person who saw him knew
he was there."
Inspector Crisafulli said police were working to identify the man, who they originally believed to have been middle-aged but later said was 38, as well as his final movements before he died.
An exact time frame of the man's death was not known, but early indications suggested he had not been dead for long when he was found, Inspector Crisafulli said.
Police at the scene where a man's body was discovered in a charity clothing bin. Police at the scene where a man's body was discovered in a charity clothing bin

Police swiftly erected a tent around the charity bin on Wednesday morning and declared the area a crime scene.
"[The death] is not being treated as suspicious or not suspicious yet at this stage until we establish exactly what the cause of death has been," Inspector Crisafulli said.
At 10am, investigators arrived and removed the body.
The body was found by a passerby. The body was found by a passerby.

Later on Wednesday, police said they believed the man may have been attempting to access the charity bin when he became stuck and suffered fatal injuries.
The bin is on the footpath of Dalmeny Avenue, at the front of an 800-apartment block called Kimberley Estate.
One resident, whose unit overlooks Dalmeny Avenue and Galara Street, said she saw the body inside the police tent from her balcony on Wednesday morning.
"I'm looking right on to the crime scene. I could see his legs. It was quite a shock," Bella, 34, who declined to give her surname, said.
She said it was "really quite surprising" that she had not heard anything during the night as her apartment often picks up the hustle and bustle of the street.
The bin, typical of the clothing bins run by major charities in which used clothing can be donated to the less fortunate, had only a small opening, making it difficult for someone to climb inside.
Bella said she had called the council "a few times" to complain about the overflowing state of the bin.
"We see quite a lot of rubbish and it doesn't get emptied regularly enough. I hope they remove it now."
Hafid Sousa and Jacqueline Martins, residents in the same block, also said they heard nothing out of the ordinary during the night.
"If there was some noise, we would have heard it. We even hear our neighbours across the street talking and kids crying at night," Mr Sousa said,
"We've never had any problems here," Ms Martins said. "I'm really shocked."
Inspector Crisafulli said there was no reason for neighbours to be alarmed.
"It still is a safe neighbourhood in my opinion. This is not something we believe [should cause] members of the public to be concerned about their safety,"
Residents do not know whether this bin was associated with a particular charity or is a for-profit donation site.

CULLED FROM SMH