Body discovered in bin bag at delivery point in Switzerland

Body discovered in bin bag at delivery point in Switzerland

Police are investigating the incident (Stock image)

Monday, October 23, 2017

A dead body has been discovered in a bin bag in Valais, Switzerland.

The woman's body was discovered on Sunday (October 22) and police were called at around 4pm local time. 

The bag had been dumped at a delivery point, but it is not clear who did so, according to NZZ.

The cause of the woman's death has also not yet been established, however the incident is being treated as a murder and a police investigation is ongoing.

A motive for the killing has not been released, but some local outlets are claiming sources say it was linked to a domestic incident. 

Although the woman has not been identified it is though she was around 85 years old.

The area where the body was discovered has now been closed off by authorities.