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Human bone found in Byron Bay at Belongil Beach


Gruesome find when human bone is found on a popular beach in Byron Bay: Police investigate if DNA matches missing persons

A human bone has been found near a popular beach in Byron Bay, near a famous shipwreck.

Ten days ago on May 6, a diving instructor made the shocking discovery at the wreck of the SS Wollongbar near Belongil Beach in the far north of NSW.

The bone, believed to be a tibia or tibia, protruded four inches from the sand.

Police divers were sent to the beach to investigate further.

“The bone has undergone an initial forensic examination which revealed it was human,” the NSW police statement said.

Police are now investigating whether the bone DNA matches any missing persons listed on the register.

The investigation is continuing and a report will be prepared for the coroner.

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