Body found in a creek near major Westfield shopping centre as police declare a crime scene
- Body found in creek near Brisbane Westfield
- Member of the public alerted police
- Police believe the body is a man
A body has been found in a creek beside a busy Westfield shopping centre in Brisbane as police declare a crime scene.
The body was pulled from Downfall Creek along Murphy Road, near a Westfield shopping centre at Chermside, at about 11:30am on Thursday morning.
Construction workers at a building site beside the creek were seen speaking with police at the scene, the Courier Mail reports.
A Queensland Police spokeswoman said the deceased was an older man.
‘A member of the public called it in to us,’ she said.
‘The area has now been declared a crime scene.’
Police are seen near Chermside Westfield on Thursday after a man’s body was found in a creek
The body was pulled from Downfall Creek on Murphy Road, near a Westfield shopping centre at Chermside, at about 11:30am on Thursday (pictured, emergency services at the scene)
Images from the scene show a team of firefighters in lifejackets standing beside the creek as well as plain-clothed detectives and paramedics.
Police are treating the death as non-suspicious and are investigating several lines of inquiry, including whether the fatality is health related.
Members of the public have been urged to avoid the area.
A report will be prepared for the coroner.
A police officer was seen cordoning off the area with tape as investigations got underway