A “death investigation” is under way after the discovery on the major coastal highway around 7am on Friday.
“Police have been called to a location south of Bowen where a body has been located,” Inspector Ian Haughton said.
“As a result of that, investigations have commenced with investigators and our forensic scientific officers.”
Insp Houghton said he was “unable to shed anymore light at this point in time”.
The body was discovered around six kilometres south of Bowen however details regarding age and gender are yet to be released.
WIN News Townsville reports the death is being treated as suspicious.
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