An investigation is underway after “a large number of bones, including a skull” were found near a beach in Australia’s Top End.
A bushwalker discovered the skeletal remains near Lee Point Beach about lunchtime on Wednesday, Northern Territory Detective Acting Superintendent Karl Day said.
Police were called to the scene – about 18km north of Darwin’s city centre – shortly after, and established a crime scene with the help of forensic specialists.
“From Wednesday through until Friday lunchtime the scene has been painstakingly processed with the use of medical experts, including a forensic pathologist,” a police statement said.
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“To date a large number of bones, including a skull, have been recovered.
“Further analysis will be undertaken by forensic specialists and until that time we cannot expand further.”
Police are calling on the public’s assistance as investigations continue.
“Police are seeking information from the public, requesting anyone with knowledge of this persons death to contact police on 131 444,” the statement said.
“Please quote reference number 10129744.”
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