Police seeking public assistance to identify skeletal remains located at Clifton in 2023

Police continuing to investigate skeletal remains located in bushland near Clifton Beach in 2023 are releasing a facial reconstruction image in the hope the public can assist with an identification.

“On 6 July 2023, a farmer clearing bushland halfway between Clifton Beach and Goats Beach located skeletal remains within a grassed area on their property,” said Sergeant Lee Taylor.

“Police attended and recovered the remains which showed no signs of physical injuries.”

It is estimated the remains had been in the area between 5-50 years.

“A forensic examination at the scene located several items with the remains including a pair of black dress shoes with several store-bought orthotics in the heel, a short sleeve top and unreadable identification paperwork; and an old campsite nearby which may be related,” said Sergeant Taylor.

“A lengthy forensic analysis has been completed which determined the remains belong to a Caucasian male.”

“With DNA taken from the remains not matching to any DNA comparisons – state or nationally – Australian Federal Police have provided a craniofacial reconstruction of the man’s potential appearance.”

“If anyone can assist police to identify this man, I ask them to come forward.”

Anyone with information that would assist police to identify this man is asked to contact Sergeant Taylor through on 131 444 or Crime Stoppers Tasmania on 1800 333 000 or online at crimestopperstas.com.au – quote ESCAD 62-06072023 (info can be provided anonymously).

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