Human remains discovered at popular Melbourne picnic ground

Apr 13, 2022

Human remains have been discovered at the site of an isolated Melbourne picnic ground, sparking an investigation into the grisly find.

At approximately 6.30pm Tuesday, April 12, police were called to the scene at Greenvale Reservoir Park after it was reported human remains had been found in a secluded area.

The scene is currently being surveyed and investigated by forensic officers and the SES and various areas of the parkland have been sectioned off with police tape or scattered with crime scene markers.

As reported by The Daily Mail, a police spokeswoman revealed the circumstances of the body remained unknown at this time.

“Police are yet to establish exact circumstances and a crime scene guard is in place, so the area can be further examined,” she said.

As revealed by The Age, forensic officers delivered additional supplies and equipment to the site at around 12pm on Wednesday, April 13.

In an interview with The Age, local neighbourhood resident, Jay, said the reservoir was a secluded area frequented mostly by locals.

“It’s mainly just locals that use it,” he said.

“They’ve been doing construction works at the reservoir for a long time.

“Not many people use the area. It’s been closed for about the past five years and only reopened recently.

“It’s a very isolated area … bad things can happen.”

Greenvale Reservoir is an off-stream water storage damn located in Northern Melbourne. The southern section of the reservoir has recently been closed to the public as Melbourne Water conducts a large-scale remodelling of the reservoir and dam wall.

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