Police have commenced an investigation after the body of a motorcycle rider was located on the state's north coast today.
About 5.20am, Monday, February 5, emergency services were called to Chinderah, about 4km west of Kingscliff, following reports a body had been located in the southbound lanes of the M1.
Officers from Tweed/Byron Police District attended and established a crime scene.
A search of the area revealed a crashed motorcycle on the Tweed Valley Way overpass, with initial investigations suggest the rider was ejected from the overpass onto the M1.
Tweed/Byron Police have commenced an investigation into the incident, and anyone with information is urged to come forward.
The identity of the rider is unknown at this stage.
A report will be prepared for the Coroner.
Anyone with dashcam footage who may have been travelling along the M1 in the moments before the rider was located is urged to contact Tweed Heads Police Station or Crime Stoppers on 1800 333 000.
The southbound lanes of the Pacific Motorway were closed for a number of hours while police investigated the incident.
Traffic diversions were in place, but oversized vehicles were forced to wait until the highway was reopened.
The highway is now open.
A report will be prepared for the information of the Coroner.
Anyone with information or dashcam footage in relation to the incident is urged to contact Crime Stoppers on 1800 333 000.