Human remains discovered on surf beach on Tasmania’s South Arm Peninsula
Appeals are being made for any information that could help solve the mystery surrounding the identity of a person whose remains were discovered atop a Tasmanian cliff.
A resident discovered the skeletal remains in farmland halfway between Clifton Beach and Goats Beach in the state’s south on July 6.
The person’s remains have not been identified through forensic testing, with police releasing new images of the items found alongside them in the hope the community can help.
Tasmania Police Inspector Andrew Kean said the items included a pair of black dress shoes, a short-sleeved top and a plastic bag containing two keys on a key ring, a lighter and two possible credit cards. ‘identify.
Images of objects found next to the human remains have been released in an attempt to identify the person (pictured is the right dress shoe with several orthotics found)
The items also included a short-sleeved top (pictured left) and a plastic bag containing two keys on a key ring, a lighter (pictured right) and two possible ID cards.
“It should be noted that the right shoe had several store-bought orthotics in the heel,” Inspector Kean added.
“A lengthy forensic analysis was conducted and confirmed that the remains are human, but unfortunately no identification has yet been made.”
Initial tests revealed the remains belonged to a middle-aged man of Caucasian or subcontinental Indian descent and were believed to have been there for at least five to 30 years.
The skeletal remains were found by a local resident halfway between Clifton Beach (pictured, stock) and Goats Beach and are believed to have been there for at least five to 30 years.
“There is no indication of violence, however, police protocols are to treat this matter as suspicious until evidence indicates otherwise,” Inspector Kean said.
Further forensic analysis will be conducted to try to identify the remains.
Anyone who may have information that could help police identify the remains is asked to contact Bellerive Police on 131 444.