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Second human bone found

Monday, 17th January, 2011

Police are urging anybody with information to come forward Police are urging anybody with information to come forward

A strike force has been set up and police are now appealing for information from the public after a second human bone was found at Menindee.

Strike Force ADJIN was formed after the discovery last week of what police said appeared to be a tibia.

The bone was found in almost the same location as a man's femur bone, which was found by a fisherman in the Little Menindee Creek Regulatoron December 28, 2010, police said.

Further forensic and DNA testing is now being carried out on the tibia, after its discovery on Sunday, January 9.

The Barrier Local Area Command Crime Manager, Detective Inspector Mick Stoltenberg, said the investigation was not taken any particular tack and police now wanted to hear from members of the public who could provide information.

"We continue to investigate the discovery of these remains at this time and I reiterate we are accessing a database containing thousands of missing persons,"
Det Insp Stoltenberg said.

"I urge anyone with information about these discoveries who has not yet spoken to police to come forward.

"All our lines of inquiry remain open and we are not following any particular investigation.

"I can assure anyone with information that if they come forward it will be treated in the strictest confidence and if they wish they can remain anonymous while speaking with Crime Stoppers."

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