Bones located at Byron Bay

An investigation has been launched after skeletal remains were located in bushland near Byron Bay yesterday.

Officers from Tweed/Byron Police District – with the assistance of Northern Region Operational Support Group officers, the Public Order and Riot Squad, the Police Dog Unit and Police Rescue – were conducting an ongoing operation in relation to a missing woman from Northern NSW.

Officers located the skeletal remains in bushland off Tallow Beach Road, Byron Bay, about 1.20pm yesterday (Wednesday 15 July 2020).

A crime scene has been established and an investigation has been launched, with the assistance of the State Crime Command’s Homicide Squad and Missing Persons Registry.

It is too early to determine if the remains are male or female; they will undergo forensic examination which could take a number of weeks to complete.

It is also too early to say whether the remains are linked to the ongoing search for the missing Northern NSW woman.

No further information is available at this time.

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