Gulgong shipping container: New theory emerges in grim discovery of two decomposing bodies at a rural property – as the identity of a female victim is revealed

Police are investigating whether two people found decomposing in a shipping container died as a result of gas fumes from a heater.

The bodies of Kelly Williams, 37, and a 55-year-old man were discovered on Saturday in the shipping container they lived in on a remote property near Gulgong, in central west NSW.

It is believed the pair used a small butane heater found in the container and this was being investigated as a possible cause of death, police sources said. The Daily Telegraph.

Kelly Williams (left) was found in a shipping container she used as a home

Ms Williams wrote on social media that she was from Gulgong but had moved to the area from nearby Dubbo a week earlier with her girlfriend and had also spent time in Mudgee.

Officers made the grisly discovery after a passerby’s suspicions were aroused by the smell emanating from the container.

Emergency services were called to Goolma Road, Gulgong, about 30km north of Mudgee, at around 11am on Saturday following reports of welfare concerns.

Both deceased were known to have a history of drug use and police said there were no suspicious circumstances.

“A crime scene has been established and forensically examined,” the police statement said.

The grisly discovery of two bodies was made after a passerby noticed the smell coming from the shipping container

The grisly discovery of two bodies was made after a passerby noticed the smell coming from the shipping container

“An autopsy has been carried out to determine the cause of death of the 55-year-old man and the 37-year-old woman and is not considered suspicious.”

Ms Williams’ partner Jason Britton paid tribute to her on Facebook.

“I miss you so much, love you now, loved you then and will always love you,” he wrote.

The police are preparing a report for the coroner.