Human Remains Found In Fife Forest

5 September 2017, 06:50

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Human remains have been found in a forest.

Members of the public called police after making the discovery in Devilla Forest near Kincardine, Fife, at around midday on Sunday.

The person, believed to be male, was wearing outdoor clothing and walking shoes.

Police are treating the death as unexplained and appealed for information as they try to establish the person's identity.

Detective Chief Inspector Scott Cunningham from Crime Management, Fife Division said: "The death of this person is currently being treated as unexplained, pending further investigation and examinations.

"Identifying this person is my main priority, therefore I am appealing to members of the public who may not have seen a relative, friend or neighbour over the past few weeks or months and believe they may have known or frequented this area to please contact the police.

"This person wore glasses and was wearing outdoor clothing including a blue short-sleeved 'Kalenji' t-shirt, grey trousers with black patches on the knees and black 'Quechua' walking shoes.

"There was also a black and red rucksack found.

"We are also keen to speak to members of the public who remember seeing anyone going into the Devilla Forrest in the past few weeks or months, as this may help us with identifying this person.

"If you have any information that can assist with our inquiries then please contact police immediately."

Anyone with information can contact Police Scotland on 101 quoting incident number 1754 of September 3 or make an anonymous report to the charity Crimestoppers by calling 0800 555 111.