It would later transpire that the deceased was Angelika Kluk, a young Polish student studying in the city, who had been missing for several days.
In the weeks that followed Angelika, a victim of convicted Scottish serial killer and sex offender Peter Tobin, would become the subject of headlines around the world.
But in that moment there was no indication of how significant the case would be.
A new BBC Scotland series, Crime Scenes Scotland: Forensics Squad, which begins on Wednesday, charts the timeline of events from Angelika going missing on September 24, 2006 through to the conclusion of Tobin's trial on May 4, 2007.
As duty on-call forensic scientist for the Scottish Police Authority (SPA), Carol, 39, was called to attend the scene at St Patrick's Church in Anderston.
She recounts seeing Angelika's body for the first time, wrapped in tarpaulin and beneath a bin bag.
"She was underneath a hatch in the floor of the church," she said.
"I was firmly of the opinion from the outset that I wanted to go down and access the body in situ. I didn't want her to moved to the mortuary prior to any evidence being recovered.
"The hatch was not only small, but bisected with a supporting beam. There was a lot of discussion about how we were going to get to the body.
"Eventually we decided: 'Right, let's go and see if I can actually fit down into this hole' and luckily I did."
Angelika had been stabbed multiple times, gagged and her hands bound by cable ties.
"The first thing which struck me was the amount of violence that had been used against Angelika," said Carol.
"I've seen a lot of murders and dead bodies, but this one, from the beginning, looked like a sexually motivated murder. Her injuries were horrific. Straightaway this was something out of the ordinary."
Within the closed, cramped space beneath the floorboards, Carol spent three-and-a-half hours completing the painstaking task of examining the body.
It is a horrific scene which, as she sits across the table in a quiet office at the Scottish Police Authority, seems a million miles away.
Her work played a key part in securing the conviction of Tobin who was found guilty of raping and murdering Angelika.
He was sentenced to life imprisonment, to serve a minimum of 21 years.
The case also helped link Tobin to the murders of two other young women: Vicky Hamilton and Dinah McNicol.
"To have played a small part in helping to catch a serial killer is obviously a massive thing," said Carol.
"Knowing you have had a role in putting this man in jail and for the families, I don't if closure the right word, but to help them find answers."
She averages 150 cases a year including serious assaults, sexual crimes, rape and murder.
It is a busy beat with Glasgow, where she is based, ranked among the most violent cities in Western Europe.
"We deal with 60-70% of serious crime in Scotland," she confirmed.
As a biologist, the lion's share of her time is spent in a lab.
But, while her role is one rooted firmly in science, she never loses sight of the fact that the deceased is someone's child, sister, mother, father or brother.
"Although you see a lot of dead people, you treat everyone as an individual, with respect and humanity," she said.
She loathes the notion of being seen as "hardened" to her job.
"Your professionalism takes over," she said.
"But there are times I've left crime scenes, driven half a mile up the road, and then cried all the way home because of some of the things I've seen."
Other high-profile Scottish murders featured in the BBC Scotland series include that of Glasgow businesswoman Moira Jones who was abducted, raped and murdered opposite her flat in the city's Queens Park in May 2008 - a case that Carol also worked on.
The investigation would lead detectives to Slovakia with the forensics team playing a pivotal part in the conviction of Marek Harcar who, in 2009, was sentenced to a minimum of 25 years in prison.
Carol gathered evidence from a leather jacket belonging to Harcar which contained multiple tiny blood spots.
"The blood was Moira Jones's - and he had been wearing the jacket for six weeks," she said. "It struck you that this guy didn't actually care about what he'd done."
But it was CCTV footage from a passing bus - which will be shown in the second episode - that she found most chilling.
"Initially it looks like a couple and the guy is walking along with his arm around her," she said. "But this is actually him as he huckled her off the street and into the park. Knowing the circumstances, it's one of the most haunting things I've seen."