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.
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