More human remains discovered near Picton

Police have discovered more human remains under a bridge at Pheasants Nest, near Picton, this afternoon.The discovery was made just a few kilometres from a rural property where body parts were found earlier this week.Camden Local Area Commander Superintendent Ian Foscholo said the first set of remains, discovered at the Pheasants Nest property on Sunday, were believed to be only a couple of days old.A second set of remains was found in the same area yesterday. Dog uncovered human remains near Picton This afternoon police received word that a third set of remains had been found in the upper reaches of the Nepean River, about 2km from the property where the earlier remains were found. They were understood to be under the Pheasants Nest bridge on the Hume Highway, a location notorious in the past for suicides and accidental falls.Police set up a second command post at the southern end of the bridge and began an examination of the scene.Police are scrutinising an area about 30 metres below the bridge on the south-eastern side.Superintendent Foscholo said police had been searching the property since Sunday after the property owner’s dog dragged a piece of tissue into the homestead from nearby bushland.Superintendent Foscholo said that the owner was “surprised” and immediately alerted police.The owner had also reported finding bones in the dense scrub about one kilometre from his house on the Hume Highway, police said.”We do know that they are definitely human remains,” Superintendent Foscholo said.”It is difficult to put a precise time on it but we believe [the remains] are only a couple of days old.”The first piece of tissue was retrieved by a dog and brought back to the owners property, which he thought looked suspicious.”As a consequence we have set up a crime scene and we are continuing to search. We have found some other tissue on Monday.”A team of about 50 police officers, some from the homicide squad, and other forensic specialists are scouring the area and the search is likely to continue until tomorrow.Superintendent Foscholo said the gender and age could not yet be determined and he declined to say if any clothes were found.He also said the cause of death was unclear.Superintendent Foscholo said it was too early to say whether the remains were from one person or more than one person.”All we are talking about now is body parts,” he said.Superintendent Foscholo said the owners had been helpful to police but wanted to maintain their privacy.”We are talking about a rural area here,” he said.”Whether there are missing persons in the area is a line of inquiry we are pursuing.”The remains had been sent for forensic testing.Police hope information from the public will help uncover how the body ended up in the remote location.”Anyone with information is likely to be locals who may have seen a strange vehicle. It is such a remote area,” Superintendent Foscholo said. smh南京夜网.au
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