Human Remains Found In Fife Woods

6 September 2017, 17:15

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Police have renewed an appeal for information on human remains found in a Fife forest.

A member of the public made the discovery in Devilla forest near Kincardine, Fife, at around midday on Sunday.

The person, believed to be male, was wearing outdoor clothing and walking shoes.

Police are treating the death as unexplained, with a post-mortem examination still to be carried out.

So far, 11 people have contacted officers with information but police are again asking anyone who has not seen or heard from a family member, friend or neighbour over the past few weeks to get in touch.

Detective Chief Inspector Scott Cunningham said: ''My number one priority continues to be identifying this person and providing any family or friends with answers as to the cause of their death.

"I'm really grateful for the response so far, but I cannot rule out that this person was not local to the Fife area, and so I would ask members of the public across the country to have a think about anyone they know of who has clothing like the items found in the Devilla Forest and who hasn't been seen in a while.

"The death continues to be treated as unexplained at this time and we hope to have more answers following the post-mortem, but if anyone out there has any information they believe is of relevance to our ongoing inquiries then please contact police immediately."

The deceased wore glasses and was wearing a blue Kalenji t-shirt, grey trousers with black patches on the knees and black Quechua walking shoes. A black and red rucksack was also found near the body.

Anyone with information can contact Police Scotland on 101 quoting incident number 1754 of September 3 or make an anonymous report to Crimestoppers by calling 0800 555 111.