Mystery is surrounding a bag of bones thought to be human remains that has been discovered at a popular tourist hotspot in Brisbane.
On Monday, Queensland Police confirmed that at around 10am, a crime scene was declared at the popular Kangaroo Cliffs after a member of public found what appeared to be a bag of human remains.
The area, located along the iconic Brisbane River and close to the CBD is popular for locals and visitors to the city. Many people use the area for walks, jogs, rock climbing and bicycle riding and the gruesome discovery has come as a shock to many who live in the city.
According to Queensland Police, an investigation has commenced to establish the identity of the remains found. In a report on Tuesday’s episode of Today, it was confirmed that police had spent the night going over the scene at Lower River Terrace on Kangaroo Point.
Police have been forced to turn away a number of cars on Tuesday morning as people attempted to make their way to the usually bustling area as investigations continue.
“Anyone that usually comes to this area at Kangaroo Point this morning is being asked to stay away after this grisly discovery yesterday,” Today said.
It is believed the bag containing the remains was found in thick vegetation at the tourist hotspot. Detectives have launched a drone and are using specialist investigative equipment to go over the crime scene. The bones are set to be tested later on Tuesday and provide answers police are searching for. In addition to the bones, clothing was also found at the scene. It will also be tested for DNA and matched with missing person cases in the Brisbane area.
“If you have information for police, contact Policelink on 131 444 or provide information using the online form 24hrs per day,” Queensland Police said in a statement. “You can report information about crime anonymously to Crime Stoppers, a registered charity and community volunteer organisation, by calling 1800 333 000 or via crimestoppersqld.com.au 24hrs per day.”
Police also confirmed there is no further information about the bones at this point in time, although information is expected to be released when it becomes available.