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.