Police divers searching at Dairyville.
Police divers searching at Dairyville. Trevor Veale

Police close to identifying body

POLICE hope the remains of a man found at Dairyville will be identified this week.

Coffs/Clarence crime manager, Detective Inspector Cameron Lindsay, said forensics experts were conducting DNA tests and investigators were also working on a number of missing persons cases.

“We think we are close to identifying the remains but it will probably be a few days before we get a result,” Mr Lindsay said.

A massive police and SES operation swung into gear last week after a man and his three children found the lower half of a body when they went swimming at Wayper Creek on November 1.

The other half of the body was not found despite an extensive search of the area. Police believe the man may have been camping in the area and they took camping gear and other personal items for testing.

Investigators still want to talk to people who may have any information which can help them with the investigation. Contact Coffs Harbour detectives on 6652 0299 or Crime Stoppers on 1800 333 000.



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