Remains yet to be identified

POLICE are still to release the name of the person whose skeletal remains and remnants of clothing were found in scrubland north of Pottsville at 4.45pm on Thursday.

Police said a member of the public found the complete skeleton while walking in the scrub separating the beach and Tweed Coast Rd .

On Friday afternoon, Tweed crime manager, Acting Inspector Saul Wiseman, said police believed they knew the identity of the body but DNA tests would be required to be 100% correct.

"We think we know who it is and we hope to be able to confirm the identity soon," Act Insp Wiseman said.

Police will not identify the deceased until after family members have been notified.

They are not treating the death as suspicious.

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