Police are conducting inquiries after the body of a cyclist was discovered next to the busy Pacific Highway, near Byron Bay, this morning.

About 7am, a member of the public attended Byron Bay Police Station and handed in part of a pushbike found badly damaged beside the highway’s southbound lanes at Tyagarah, about 5km north of the Byron Bay interchange.

As a result, police from Tweed/Byron Local Area Command attended the location and found the body of a female cyclist in heavy scrub next to a bridge.

A crime scene was secured by local police and specialist officers from the Ballina Crash Investigation Unit called in to carry out inquiries into the woman’s death.

They’re examining possible links between the woman’s death and a pantech truck – found a short distance away in Woodford Lane, Ewingsdale – which had sustained significant front-end damage.

The driver of the truck is assisting police with their investigation at Byron Bay Police Station.

Anyone who witnessed the incident is urged to contact Byron Bay Police Station or Ballina Crash Investigation Unit via Crime Stoppers on 1800 333 000.