Mum-of-three dies after getting stuck in a charity bin

Mum-of-three dies after getting stuck in a charity bin

Friends of a mother-of-three found dead inside a Queensland charity bin have claimed that her family has not been told the "whole story" two days after her body was discovered.

Mikki O'Shea, 43, died after becoming stuck in one of the bins behind Stockland Burleigh Heads Shopping Centre and was found by a woman donating at 7 am on Monday morning.

Police are not treating her death as suspicious and are instead describing it as a case of "misadventure".

O'Shea's friends set up a GoFundMe page to cover the cost of funeral expenses as well as support her family.

"Mikki was a vibrant, creative, and just all round amazing person who was a devoted single mother to her three kids," the fundraiser description reads.

"She was the most generous person someone could ever meet. She was such a joyful woman who always lived life vicariously.

"Mikki's family is going through a very difficult time as this was a horrible accident that no one could've expected.

"The family has still not been told the whole story."

Police reports have suggested that O'Shea was trying to retrieve something from the bin when the lid came down and trapped her.