An investigation is underway following the location of a deceased man at a Bungalow recycling facility on Wednesday afternoon.
Employees at the facility made the discovery just after midday whilst sorting a load of cardboard products in preparation for recycling.
Preliminary inquiries indicate the man’s body was amongst a load of recyclable material in an industrial recycling bin which had been collected from the Cairns CBD early yesterday morning.
Police have identified the deceased man as 52-year-old Paul Goodwin, who had lived in Cairns since 2018. Paul is believed to have lived an itinerant lifestyle since arriving in the far north.
Detectives have established Paul was last seen in the Cairns area at around 8am on Tuesday, March 26.
Assistance is sought from the community to establish his movements between the last sighting on Tuesday, and the location of his body yesterday afternoon.
Investigators are very interested in speaking with anyone who may have interacted with Paul or who may recall seeing him during that period.