A crime scene has been established after remains – believed to be human – were found in bushland north of Taree this morning, Thursday, December 27.
A crew from the NSW Rural Fire Service (RFS) made the discovery at 6.10am on Yarratt Road after they had put out a small fire in the Yarratt State Forest.
Officers from Manning-Great Lakes Police District are on the scene and have initiated an investigation.
The remains are believed to be those of an adult.
A post mortem examination will be conducted to confirm identity and cause of death.
Anyone with information about this incident is urged to contact Crime Stoppers: 1800 333 000 or https://nsw.crimestoppers.com.au.
Information is treated in strict confidence. The public is reminded not to report crime via NSW Police social media pages.
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