The heartbreaking story behind the burnt body found next to a shopping centre bin shelter
- Man’s body was found near a rubbish bin on Sydney’s Upper North Shore
- Police called to centre on Edgeworth David Avenue, Hornsby, at 12.30pm
- Body was found in a bin under a shelter where the centre’s bins are kept
- Police believe the man was homeless but he is yet to be formally identified
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A man whose body was found in a shopping centre garbage area is believed to have been homeless and desperately trying to keep warm by lighting a small fire.
Emergency services were called to a shopping centre on Edgeworth David Avenue in Hornsby, in Sydney’s Upper North, at 12.30pm on Wednesday.
Police found the body under a shelter next to the shopping centre’s car park which is used to keep bins.
A homeless man’s body has been found in a rubbish bin near a shopping centre on Sydney’s Upper North Shore (pictured) where he is understood to have started a small fire to stay warm
A NSW Police spokeswoman told Daily Mail Australia the man is believed to be homeless but is yet to be formally identified.
The fire erupted in the rubbish room and firefighters found the body after putting out the flames.
Sources told the Daily Telegraph the man had likely started the fire to keep warm.
A crime scene was established and police have launched an investigation.
A crime scene has been established as police begin their investigations
Pictured: Shopping village next to the bin area where a dead man was found