Attribute to Detective Senior Sergeant Mark Dalzell, Northland Police:
Police officers have spent the day at an isolated forestry block in Northland where human remains have been located.
Police were notified yesterday after forestry workers located skeletal remains in Diggers Valley.
The remains have been at the location for some time, however the exact time period is unknown at this stage.
The remains have been recovered and are being taken to a pathologist in Whangarei for examination.
The identity of the deceased is unknown, and Police will be working to try to identify the person, which at this stage is believed to be a male.
While these enquiries are ongoing, Police won’t be speculating around the possible identity of the deceased.
No further information is available at this stage.
Nick Baker/NZ Police