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12 October 2011, 10:52 | Updated: 12 October 2011, 10:59
Detectives investigating after a skeleton was found on some waste ground in Valley Road in Ipswich are telling Heart they are now speaking to the family of a missing person.
Officers have been liaising with the family of the missing man in order to gather more information that may help to confirm if the remains are his.
Detective Chief Inspector Neil Luckett said:
“Although we cannot be sure about the age of the bones and who they belong to the information we have been able to gather so far has opened a line of enquiry into a particular missing person. Our enquiries are ongoing and we are currently talking to the family of the missing person about their relative. We will not able to confirm the identity of the man until further tests have taken place.”
The remains were found last Monday by some builders at a construction site, and the area was kept sealed off for an investigation.
A Post Mortem Examination is due to take place this week and an anthropologist and pathologist are helping the police with the investigation, but it may still be sometime until a positive identification can be made.