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Update: More bones located in Hanmer near where human skull was found

Post-mortem exam scheduled for Wednesday
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Updated May 27 at 4:28 p.m.: Additional human bones have been located in the vicinity of where a human skull was found on Saturday in Hanmer.

Greater Sudbury Police provided an update to media a few minutes ago. 

The bones, located in an area off Nelson Lake Road in Hanmer, were found in the vicinty of where two people found  a human skull on Saturday evening. The bones have been turned over to the Coroner's Office and the Centre for Forensic Science. Additional tests will be done in hopes of determining who the bones belonged to, and how that person died.

A post-mortem exam is scheduled for Wednesday. The scene has been released and an update will be provided when more information is known.

The search team included forensic scientist Dr. Scott Fairgrieve of Laurentian University, coroner Dr. Laura Piccinin, North Shore Search and Rescue, the OPP canine cadaver team and members of the GSPS search team. 

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Greater Sudbury Police are contuining their search near the Hanmer area, following the discovery of human remains Saturday evening. 

GSPS Staff Sgt. Daryl Adams said that around 6 p.m. on May 25, police received a call that two members of the public had discovered what appeared to be a human skull in the area of Nelson Lake Road, west of Demarais Road.

Adams said police responded to the scene almost immediately, securing the area until the GSPS coroner and forensic scientist Dr. Scott Fairgrieve could arrive the next day. 

The two arrived around 10:30 a.m. Sunday morning and confirmed that the remains were a human skull, launching a collaborative investigation between the coroner's office, Centre for Forensic Science, and the Criminal Investigation Unit. 

Greater Sudbury Police have also brought in their search and rescue team, along with members of North Shore Search and Rescue to comb the area for any evidence that may help identify the human remains and what happened.

There is currently no information on the age, gender, or identity of the deceased, and the cause of death remains unknown.

Anyone with information related to the incident is asked to call Greater Sudbury Police Services at 705-675-9171, or to remain anonymous, contact Crime Stoppers at 705-222-TIPS (8477).




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