Human skeleton found in bushland

A HUNTER has made a startling discovery after stumbling across a human skeleton in bushland near Townsville.

Police said a man was hunting in bushland near Hervey Range Road at Hervey Range when he made the gruesome find on Saturday afternoon.

A crime scene was declared and was guarded by police overnight.


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Detectives have travelled to the scene today to investigate the circumstances surrounding the discovery.

Forensic officers are also on the scene, examining the skeleton.

Police have confirmed the remains will undergo forensic today in an effort to try and identify the deceased.

If you have information for Police, please contact Policelink on 131 444 or provide information using their online form 24 hours per day.

You can also report information about crime anonymously to Crime Stoppers by calling 1800 333 000 or via crimestoppersqld.com.au 24 hours per day. Crime Stoppers is a registered charity and community volunteer organisation.

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