SES crews assist in the investigation where a skull was found at a property on the outskirts of Maryborough last week.
SES crews assist in the investigation where a skull was found at a property on the outskirts of Maryborough last week. Robyne Cuerel

Family of person missing for seven years helping police

THE family of a person who went missing in the area about seven years ago is helping police as they try to identify the skulll and bones found on a Maryborough property.

Maryborough Detective Inspector David Briese said about 30 bones had been discovered and were sent to the pathologist at Nambour, 

"We're investigating a person who went missing around 2006 and that person's family is assisting us," he said.

Det Insp Briese said he couldn't give exact details about how long the remains would take to identify but normal autopsy procedures would be followed.

"We're hoping sooner rather than later," he said.

Det Insp Briese said police did not believe the remains were connected to a  suspicious death.

He said scientific officers from Brisbane, the SES and cadaver dogs joined local officers in their search during the weekend.

The owners of the Bruce Hwy property, north of Maryborough, discovered the skull and bones on Thursday when inspecting the work of an earthmoving contractor and alerted police.

Anyone with information should phone Crime Stoppers on 1800 333 000 or visit crimestoppers.com.au.



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