Remains found in missing person search
Human remains have been found in Melbourne's southeast during a search linked to a missing persons case.
Victoria Police said the discovery was made in a semirural area near Nixon Rd in Lysterfield about 1.30pm on Wednesday.
The area was already being searched by detectives from the Missing Persons Squad "as part of an ongoing investigation".
"At this stage the matter is being treated as suspicious," police said in a statement on Wednesday night.
"The exact circumstances regarding the incident are yet to be determined, however police believe it is likely to be connected to a current missing persons case."
A post-mortem will be conducted and more information will be made available after the remains have been forensically tested.
Police do not believed the remains are linked to the cases of missing campers Russell Hill and Carol Clay, who disappeared in Victoria's high country in March, or Lakes Entrance Dale Pantic who was last seen in April 2019.
Originally published as Remains found in missing person search