A MYSTERY woman’s body has been discovered after being entombed in the wall of an apartment block for over seven years.
Bodycam footage has been released of Queensland police making the shocking discovery in a basement in Brisbane, Australia.
The video shows the police partially covering the camera to hide the body, whilst one says: “it’s a very, very old body”.
The body was found “tightly wrapped” in bedding and clothing, according to police, and her death is being treated as suspicious.
The remains were originally uncovered on December 7 by apartment cleaners. But the mystery continues as investigators still struggle to identify the mummified victim.
The identification is “one of the biggest pieces of the jigsaw puzzle,” said Detective Superintendent Andrew Massingham.
Although the body has been identified as a Caucasian female, aged between 30 to 55-years-old, the time and whereabouts of her death are still murky.
The detective believes she died sometime between 2009 and 2015, but the year of death could extend to 2019.
It also unclear whether she died in the apartment block or “another location”.
Alderley Avenue is a 16-unit apartment block, built in 2006 within the suburb of Alderley, Brisbane. The police are currently speaking with all of its occupants.
“We are most of the way through interviewing all past residents in this unit block. We have some 50 remaining to do and so far this lady is not yet identified,” Massingham said.
Police are digging back through missing persons reports from Brisbane and across Australia to try to put a name to the victim, but it remains a “complete mystery,” the detective told 9News.
“This is an extremely complex investigation – to try and trace the movements of an as yet unidentified woman from at least seven years ago, is extraordinarily challenging,” he said.
Police are appealing to the public for information over the mysterious lady’s death, asking anyone who lived in the building or general area between 2009-2015 to come forward.
“If you have any information relating to a female who fits this description that may have been a colleague, a friend, an associate who simply disappeared for you to contact Crime Stoppers,” Massingham said.
“It’s important we give this lady a voice and we find the true circumstances of this tragic death,” he added.
The investigation continues.
Earlier this year, a similarly puzzling case struck Australia when two sisters bodies were found decomposing within a flat.
The remains of the two women were discovered in separate bedrooms in a Sydney home in June and left investigators baffled as to why or how they died.
Police said there were no signs of forced entry and no signs of injury, but still believed the deaths to be “suspicious”.
The woman were later identified to be sisters Asra, 24, and Amaal Abdullah Alsehli, 23, who came to Australia from Saudi Arabia in 2017 as asylum seekers.
In August, The Daily Telegraph in Australia reported that police believe it may have been “a suicide pact”, as bottles of chemicals were found near to the victims’ beds.