Ipswich: Skeleton Update - Cordon Down

14 October 2011, 17:25

A police cordon, put in place while investigations into the discovery of a skeleton at a building site, are being taken down.

Police investigating the discovery of skeletal remains on wasteland in Valley Road, Ipswich have completed their searches of the site and the cordon will be lifted this afternoon.

Enquiries are ongoing and further forensic work is due to be carried out.

A Post Mortem examination has now taken place in relation to the skeletal remains discovered on wasteland.
The bones, which were removed from the site last weekend, have been examined by a forensic pathologist and anthropologist this week. At this time police say they cannot confirm the cause of death and it is still being treated as unexplained.
Officers have identified a line of enquiry in relation to a missing person and are continuing to speak with a family and follow up on some other enquiries.  
A team of specialist victim recovery dogs from the Metropolitan Police were at the site yesterday as searches continue to try and unearth anything further that may provide clues on how the man came to be there.
Detective Chief Inspector Neil Luckett said:
“We are still not able to confirm the age of the remains and the cause of death, however I am hopeful we will be able to confirm who this man is and how he came to be here. Further forensic work is being carried out to try and confirm the identity of the remains but unfortunately the results may not be available for a number of weeks.”

DCI Neil Luckett