Human remains discovered

Detectives in Hampshire are investigating following the discovery of what are believed to be human remains in Old Basing.

Human remains 'not being treated as suspicious'

A post-mortem examination has been carried out this morning and has confirmed that bones found in woodland in Old Basing are human and from a female body.

A formal identification of the body is yet to take place, but the family of a long-term missing person have been informed of the discovery. Specially trained officers are supporting the family at this time.

Various tests are still to be carried out on the bones found but the death is not being treated as suspicious at this time. The scene in Old Basing remains cordoned off at this time while specialist officers continue their work. I would like to thank members of the local community for their patience and co-operation while this work takes place.

– Detective Inspector Dave Brown, Hampshire Constabulary’s Major Investigation Team

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Remains discovered in woodland

Detectives are investigating after what's thought to be human remains were discovered in Hampshire.

Police were called to an area of woodland off Basing Lane yesterday afternoon.

The area is currently cordoned off while specialist teams carry out enquiries. Detective Inspector Dave Brown said:

“We are in very early stages of this investigation and are examining all possible scenarios.

“The area is likely to be cordoned off for some time, but members of the local community should be reassured that there isn’t any risk to the public.”