Bones found in Lincolnshire park are human, police say
Lincolnshire Police have confirmed that bones found in a park in Boston, Lincolnshire, are human.
Officers were altered after a member of the public identified the bones at Witham Way Country Park, Tattershall Road on Saturday afternoon.
Police have now carried out a number of forensic tests, and confirmed that the bones are human.
Detectives say they were not currently treating it as a murder inquiry, but remain ‘open-minded’.
A section of the park has been taped off while the investigations continues.
Detective Inspector Andy McWatt, who is leading the investigation, said: “The bones have been examined and it has been established that they are human remains.
“At this stage, we do not know any other information. Specialist forensic tests will now be carried out on these remains to try and identify who they may belong to.
“This can take up to two weeks so we will remain in the area until we have the results.
“We are not currently treating this as a murder investigation, but we remain open minded and are taking all necessary precautions to examine the scene thoroughly.
“As such there will be an increased police presence at the location and surrounding area for at least the next week.”
People have been asked to avoid the area until further notice.
Anyone with information should contact Lincolnshire Police quoting log number 175 of 19.
Updates to follow.