Human remains located in Mittagong

Police have located human remains in bushland in the Southern Highlands.

A member of the public alerted police after finding skeletal remains of a person in bushland north of Lake Alexandra, about 2pm yesterday (Saturday 16 December 2017).

A crime scene was established and has been examined by specialist forensics officers.

A post mortem examination will be conducted in coming days to formally identify the remains and determine a cause of death.

However, it’s believed the deceased is a 52-year-old woman who was reported missing from her home in Mittagong in June 2017.

Investigations into the circumstances surrounding the death are ongoing.

A report will be prepared for the information of the Coroner, NSW Police say.

Police are urging anyone with information in relation to this incident to call Crime Stoppers.

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