A bag of human bones discovered by a motorist in Sydney’s Royal National Park belong to a man, police have confirmed.
New South Wales police will now conduct DNA and dental tests in an attempt to identify the man, who they believe has likely been dead for years, according to 9 News.
The motorist found the bones in a plastic bag when he stopped for a bathroom break just after 4.45pm on Saturday.
Police are treating the discovery as a homicide case.
A bag of human bones (pictured) discovered by a motorist in Sydney’s Royal National Park are confirmed to belong to a man’s, according to police
Police were called to the park just after 4.45pm on Saturday and established a crime scene (pictured)
New South Wales police have yet to run more tests to see if the man can be identified
Police have launched an investigation and are treating the discovery as a homicide case
The human bones were found just 2 kilometres away from Matthew Leveson’s burial site on the anniversary of his disappearance.
Mark and Faye Leveson were visiting the site in remembrance of their son when police informed them of what they found in a large checkered bag nearby.
‘We hope that some other family now will be able to find their loved one, be reunited with their loved one,’ Mr Leveson told Seven News.
‘When you hear remains are found or a body is found you just wonder or hope that this could be our turn’.
Matthew Leveson’s remains were found more than a decade after he went missing from a Sydney night club in 2007.
In 2017, his former boyfriend, Michael Atkins, was acquitted of his murder and received legal protection on the agreement he reveal the location of Matthew’s body.
Michael Atkins was acquitted of Matthew Leveson’s murder and received legal protection after he led them to his burial site (pictured together)
Matthew Leveson’s remains were found after an exhaustive search that spanned almost a year
Atkins then drew a map of the supposed burial site in the Royal National Park.
Police conducted 20 digs in the area in 2016 but nothing was found.
In May 2017, police found Matthew’s remains near a small palm tree.