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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.
Hampshire Police detectives investigating the discovery of human remains in woodland at Old Basing say the remains may have been there for some time, although they are not historic. Officials added that they are still in the early stages of their enquiries.
There is cordon around the site near the Basingstoke Canal.
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.”