Human remains are found in dense bushland less than an hour drive from the home William Tyrrell vanished from more than four years ago
- Remains believed to be human were found in Yarratt State Forest on Thursday
- Grisly discovery was made by firefighters putting out a small blaze about 6am
- Body was found less than an hour’s drive from where William Tyrell disappeared
- The three-year-old boy vanished from a home in Kendall in September 2014
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Human remains have been found in a national park in mid-north New South Wales, police say.
Police were seen surrounding a small area on Yarratt Road, Upper Lansdowne, on Thursday morning after a crew from the rural fire service made the grisly discovery about 6.10am while putting out a small fire.
The remains are believed to belong to an adult, but there are no fresh reports of anyone missing in the area.
Police have swarmed on a stretch of road in a national park near NSW’s mid-north coast (pictured)
Authorities believe they have found the remains of an adult human, and are investigating
The grisly discovery was made by a rural fire service crew about 6.10 on Thursday morning
Investigators from Manning Great Lakes Police District are also checking long-term missing persons reports.
The discovery was made less than an hour’s drive from where three-year-old William Tyrrell disappeared from in September 2014.
A post mortem examination will be conducted to confirm the identity of the body and the cause of death.
More to come.
Yarratt Road, which is less than an hour’s drive from the home in Kendall where toddler William Tyrrell disappeared more than four years ago, has been closed as investigations continue
The body does not match with any recent missing persons reports, police say, but investigators are checking long-term records
A post mortem examination will be conducted to determine the cause of death