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Remains could be those of missing Sussex backpacker

There is speculation that human remains discovered in the Far East be those of a Sussex student who went missing ten years ago. Eddie Gibson from Hove vanished while travelling in Cambodia. His family fear the 19-year-old was murdered for money.

Human bones have been found at Poipet near the border with Thailand. Malcolm Shaw has the latest on the search for Eddie.

Bones found in Cambodia could be missing Sussex teen

The family of backpacker Eddie Gibson, who went missing 10 years ago, have been told that human remains have been found in Cambodia.

It's emerged that human remains have been found near a lake in Poipet near the Cambodian border with Thailand.

Mike Gibson, Eddie's father, from Hove has said the site has been secured as bones, including a skull have been discovered.

A pair of underpants, possibly Calvin Klein ones which Eddie wore, were found in the area and it is suspected the body found had a broken arm, which Eddie had.

Dental records are also being sent out to help in the identification process.

Nineteen-year-old Eddie from East Sussex went missing in October 2004.

He last made contact with his mother to say he was looking forward to coming home, but when his parents went to meet him off a flight which left Thailand on November 1st, he was not there.

Mr Gibson said, "We do hope it is Eddie so we can bring him home and bring an end to all this not knowing what happened to him."

Eddie Gibson has been missing for nearly 10 years Credit: PA

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EXCLUSIVE: Father tells of devastation after son 'murdered for his money'

It's the devastating news they've feared for the last nine years. The parents of a missing student have been told how he was brutally murdered for his money.

Eddie Gibson had been travelling in Cambodia in 2004 when he vanished without trace. The 19 year old, from Hove, in Sussex, was just days away from flying home when he was killed in the town of Poipet on the border with Thailand.

New and harrowing evidence has now emerged of Eddie's final moments. His father Mike Gibson has been speaking exclusively to our correspondent Malcolm Shaw.