Detectives in Whitby are checking missing persons lists following the discovery of a body at a house in the town.
Officers are treating the death on Broomfield Terrace as 'unexplained' and have told Calendar they are looking at the possibility that the remains could belong to a known missing person as part of their routine inquiries.
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Jon Mitchell with tonight's weather