It’s been revealed that a body left partially submerged and reportedly wrapped in plastic in a wheelie bin in the Perth foothills had recently been reported as a missing 51-year-old man.

Locals had originally thought nothing of the bin, however a group of teenagers made the grisly discovery in the John Forrest National Park on Monday, after a foul smell led them to the Glenbrook Dam.

The victim had been reported missing and was known to police, but a public alert regarding his disappearance hadn’t been issued.

 

Investigators are examining CCTV footage from ranger stations in the park in a bid to uncover who is responsible.

An autopsy will be conducted this week.

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Anyone who saw the bin in the dam or witnessed any other suspicious activity in the area is urged to contact Crime Stoppers.

 

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