Police are preparing a report for the information of the Coroner following the discovery of a body south of Tweed Heads last week.

A man was walking through the Wooyung Nature Reserve on the Tweed Coast Road on Friday afternoon (4 January) when he noticed a tent which had been in the same location a week earlier.

He went to investigate and found a body inside the tent; he then alerted police from Tweed/Byron Local Area Command who initiated an investigation.

A post-mortem examination will be conducted this week on the body to determine identity and cause of death.

Missing persons reports are being checked as part of investigation.