Did a Queensland Woman Die Because of a Recycling Bin Dispute?

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From Watts Up With That?

Essay by Eric Worrall

A strange story from the Aussie state of Queensland.

Queensland police investigate whether disappearance of elderly woman linked to recycling

Brisbane detectives believe Lesley Trotter has died, and ‘have not ruled out’ potential neighbourhood dispute

Australian Associated Press Fri 7 Apr 2023 14.20 AEST

Queensland police believe an elderly woman who has been missing for 12 days from inner-city Brisbane has died, and are investigating whether her disappearance is linked to her habit of removing recyclable waste from neighbourhood bins.

“Unfortunately, investigations yesterday afternoon and late into the evening, have led us to the conclusion that Mrs Trotter is in fact deceased,” Massingham said on Friday.

More than 40 detectives are probing Trotter’s disappearance, which police said may be linked to recycling practices.

“Mrs Trotter would often go to wheelie bins out the front of her residence or the neighbouring properties and remove recycling trash from general waste bins and transfer those into the correct bins,” Massingham said.

“We have not ruled out that this activity in some way is linked to her death.”

…Read more: https://www.theguardian.com/australia-news/2023/apr/07/queensland-police-investigate-whether-disappearance-of-elderly-woman-linked-to-recycling-habits

There is still hope Mrs Trotter will be found safe and well. I hope her relatives and friends receive a speedy resolution.