Human remains found in Totaravale Reserve, North Shore
Human remains found in Totaravale Reserve, North
Monday, 24 March 2014 -
At around 12.30pm today a contractor
was mowing lawns at the Totaravale Reserve in Totaravale,
North Shore, when he saw some bones in a drain running
alongside the reserve.
North Shore CIB are at the scene
and an attending Pathologist has confirmed that the bones
A full scene examination is now underway. The
remains will be removed tonight and examined by a
Pathologist tomorrow morning.
At this stage it is unknown
how long the remains have been there, or whether they belong
to a man or woman.
A further update is expected to be
provided tomorrow afternoon and until then, no further
comment will be
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