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Police have confirmed they are investigating human remains found on the far north coast.

About 11.30am yesterday (Wednesday, 25 August), officers attached to the Tweed/Bryon Police District attended the Sleepy Hollow rest area on the Pacific Highway, Yelgun, in search of man who was reported missing earlier this week

A crime scene was established by police on farmland at Pottsville Road, Sleepy Hollow. While searching the property on Pottsville Road, police located human remains, which have been sent for forensic examination

The remains are yet to be formally identified but are believed to be that of a missing 26-year-old man.

A crime scene was established, and the area was extensively searched.

Inquiries are continuing and a report will be prepared for the information of the Coroner.


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