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Woman whose body was found in wheelie bin identified as English teacher


A woman whose body was discovered at a waste management facility after being stuffed in a wheelie bin in Coolaroo last week has been identified as a beloved 67-year-old English teacher. 

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The body of the 67-year-old teacher was discovered at a waste management facility in Melbourne’s north last week, with staff at the facility discovering it while moving green waste.

Police believe the body was transported to the facility by a rubbish truck after being stuffed in a wheelie bin and left for collection outside a property in Coolaroo, about 20 kilometres north of Melbourne.

A woman whose body was discovered at a waste management facility was identified as beloved English teacher Annette Brennan. Picture: Supplied.

Homicide squad detectives arrested a 45-year-old man in Glenroy shortly after 11am on Tuesday.

Ms Brennan is understood to have known the man, who is now being questioned by police.

The nature of their relationship has not been revealed.

Police at an address in Coolaroo after a woman’s body was found in a rubbish tip at Epping. Picture: David Crosling

An investigation into the circumstances surrounding Ms Brennan’s murder is currently underway, with police scouring the area for CCTV footage that may help with their inquiries.

A former student of Ms Brennan told Nine News the English teacher was a “beautiful, loving, and a kind woman”.

“She was amazing, I’m really shocked,” Simona Croce said, adding that “no one deserves to be treated this way”. 

A former student of Annette Brennan said she was a “beautiful, loving and a kind woman”. Picture: Supplied

Neighbours of Ms Brennan spoke of her as being quiet but friendly, with one telling Daily Mail Australia that they were shocked by the incident and had “never seen anything like this out here”.

Police area appealing for anyone with CCTV or dash-cam footage, particularly between Sunday, June 23 and Tuesday, July 2, to come forward.

Detectives are also keen to speak to anyone who may have witnessed any suspicious activity in the area around that time.

Anyone with information is urged to contact Crime Stoppers on 1800 333 000 or log onto www.crimestoppersvic.com.au



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