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.


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.

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Jaydan is a Digital News Producer at He was appointed Managing Editor of the Junee Southern Cross newspaper at the age of 17 and has since held positions in a number of newsrooms in New South Wales and Queensland. Jaydan joined the Hot Tomato Broadcasting Company in 2013 and has been keeping the Gold Coast up to date with the latest local, national and international news online at ever since. With almost ten years’ experience in both print and digital media Jaydan is committed to providing the best coverage during major news and weather events.

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