A crime scene has been established after remains – believed to be human – were found in bushland north of Taree yesterday morning (Thursday, December 27).
A crew from the Rural Fire Service (RFS), made the discovery at 6.10am on Yarratt Road, after they had put out a small fire in the Yarratt State Forest.
Officers from Manning-Great Lakes Police District were quickly on the scene and initiated an investigation.
The remains are believed to be those of an adult.
A post mortem examination will be conducted to confirm identity and cause of death.
Anyone with information about this incident is urged to contact Crime Stoppers: 1800 333 000.