Chilling moment workers find human corpse hidden inside huge billboard

This is the shocking moment workers find a "decomposing" body inside a massive billboard outside a shopping centre.

The discovery was made in Taizhou, Jiangsu province, China on Sunday, September 26, when the workers were replacing the posters on the billboard.

They complained of a foul stench before they saw a female body lying inside.

Police were called to the scene at around 10am and launched an investigation.

Video posted online shows the specialists dressed in full protective gear before climbing up onto a working platform.

A crowd gather by the shopping mall entrance and watch two workers handing a body bag to their colleagues.

Taizhou Police released a statement on the same day, which read: "Police were called at 10am on September 26 to reports that a body had been found inside a billboard at Fortune Plaza in Hailing District.

"Officers attended the location, along with forensics. They identified a female body inside the billboard, which is located by the side entrance of the plaza.

"Officers from Taizhou district and Hailing district have launched an investigation and called in forensics to gather vital evidence.

"An initial conclusion indicated that the woman might have fallen from a height.

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"Further identifications are yet to be confirmed. The investigation is still ongoing."

Horrified viewers were quick to comment on the video after it went viral.

One said: "I wonder how long has the body been lying in there. This is so upset to see."

It comes after police in the US discovered an escort’s body stuffed into a barrel after being called to reports of a foul stench by neighbors.

The body of sex worker Nicole Flanagan was found dumped with rubbish in New Jersey about an hour's drive from the Wall Street apartment where she is believed to have died.

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