22 Nov 2014

NZ man's body found in chilly bin

1:54 pm on 22 November 2014

The chopped up body of a New Zealand man is reported to have been found stuffed in a chilly bin in North Queensland, Australia.

Campbell Paterson

Campbell Paterson had been working in Cairns. Photo: Facebook

The Cairns Post newspaper identified him as Campbell Paterson, from Napier, and said he had been working in Cairns, returning home every few months where his wife and four children lived.

The paper said local man David Hickson, 32, had been charged with his murder and interference with a corpse after the police began investigating his disappearance just over a week ago.

Police said Mr Paterson had disappeared but was never reported missing.