Police outside a Gladstone residence where the body of a person was discovered this afternoon.
Police outside a Gladstone residence where the body of a person was discovered this afternoon.

Police still investigating ‘mystery’ discovery of body

Police are still investigating the circumstances surrounding the discovery of a body inside a Gladstone residence on Monday afternoon.

Emergency services were called to a residence on View Street about 4.22pm after concerns for welfare of a resident who hadn’t answered their door for two days.

Queensland Fire and Emergency Service crews located the body when they peered through a window of the residence.

Police established a crime scene at the property and called for the undertaker to remove the body.

A Queensland Police spokeswoman said due to the level of decomposition of the body, officers were unable to determine the sex or age of the deceased.

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The spokeswoman said the death was currently not being treated as suspicious.

A Queensland Police spokesman said an autopsy would be conducted on the body to determine the cause of death.

The spokeswoman said the deceased’s next-of-kin were yet to be notified.

It is understood the deceased person’s family may live outside Australia.

The course of the police investigation will be determined when a forensic pathologist has determined the cause of death.

The Gladstone Observer is waiting to speak to the Gladstone Police Criminal Investigation Bureau Officer in Charge.

More to come

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