Forensic cleaners who were hired to sort through a multi-million dollar home where a mummified body was found claim it was one of the worst hoarder residences they had ever seen.
A cleaner made the grim discovery of a male body wrapped in carpet, when they were sorting through the Greenwich house, on Sydney's lower north shore, on Tuesday.
Police confirmed the man's body had multiple injuries to it, and they are treating his death as suspicious.
Forensic cleaners who were hired to sort through the Sydney home where a mummified body was found claim it was one of the worst hoarder residences they had ever seen
A cleaner made the grim discovery of a male body wrapped in carpet, when they were sorting through the Greenwich house, on Sydney's lower north shore, on Tuesday
The home is surrounded by barbed wire - neighbours say the man who used to own it was a recluse
One cleaner who worked at the property revealed the deceased estate was a 'complete fire hazzard' due to how much rubbish was piled in it.
'We have done some shocking cleans but this was one of the worst,' a cleaner said.
She claimed old news papers and mail were stacked from floor to ceiling leaving a narrow pathway through the home.
'The house is so full of stuff that you can't open some of the bedroom doors,' she said.
The executor of the estate called in the cleaners last week and said the discovery of the body was 'a big shock for everyone'.
He explained the body was found in the third bedroom of the property, Mr Roberts is understood to have primarily used the other two bedrooms.
Mr Roberts was estranged from his family, the executor revealed, and has one living relative - a cousin not living in Sydney.
Police - including a dog unit are pictured outside the home which is situated in a quiet suburban street
Chairs have been stacked up outside the home - the inside is described as a complete fire hazard
A detective was on site on Friday, searching the backyard for clues
Mr Roberts, 60, died in the house in July last year, and the property has since been untouched.
'There was even stuff stacked up under the house,' the cleaner said.
The forensic cleaners were brought in to clear-out the room where Mr Roberts was found dead - and finished their part of the huge job on Friday.
A separate cleaner was hired to remove rubbish from the property, and is understood to have found the body while clearing out rolls of carpet.
The backyard once had tall bamboo privacy screens blocking it out of view
Police shelter from the rain after digging holes in the backyard on Friday
A garbage bin sits outside the home - revealing a lot of coffee cups, and takeaway food containers
'It is just very creepy knowing we were working right near a mummified body,' the cleaner said.
Police began a methodical dig of the backyard of the Greendale house on Friday, just hours after a post mortem on the man's body confirmed his death was suspicious.
The dead man, believed to be aged in his 30s or 40s, had been dead long enough for his body to mummify, police said.
Neighbours revealed the home had been deserted since Mr Roberts died in July last year.
Mr Roberts inherited the house when his mother died about 20 years ago.
Police have dug up the backyard of a Sydney home where the body of a man, believed to be aged in his 30s or 40s, was found wrapped in carpet days earlier (pictured)
Police began a methodical dig on Friday morning after cleaners made the gruesome discovery at the house in Greenwich, on Sydney's lower north shore, on Tuesday