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Bones in Bath wood

February 10 2012
DNA results expected before the end of the month


A pile of bones found in Bath woods shortly after Christmas have still not been identified, Police have confirmed. The remains, discovered by a local engineer, are thought to be that of a rough sleeper, as tarpaulin and other belongings were found at the scene. The bones could have lain undiscovered for up to two years in the secluded spot, detectives have said.

DNA results on the skull, leg and thigh bones are expected to be confirmed before the end of the month. The police plan to compare the results against the missing persons register in the hope of finding a match.

A post mortem has revealed that the bones are likely to have belonged to white, European man between 40 and 65, of moderate build and between 5ft 6in and 5ft 9in tall in height. Coroners have stated the death was from natural causes and police are not treating the discovery as suspicious. Anyone with information about the bones has been asked to contact Bath police.