NSW Police

Police attempt to identify human skeleton found in bushland

MISSING wisdom teeth, a blue watch and signs of arthritis are the only clues police have to the identity of a human skeleton discovered in Sydney bushland.

More than a month since a mother and her teenage son stumbled across the grisly site on a walking track near Sandy Bay, no-one has come forward to report a missing relative who matches the description.

The bones are believed to belong to a Caucasian male, aged between 30 and 60 and about 177-189cms tall.

When they were discovered, police released an image of a blue Citizen brand watch in the hope someone would recognise it.

Kuring Gai Crime Manager, Detective Inspector Ian Mitchell, told reporters on Tuesday that new information could help police provide a family with the closure they deserved.

He said inquiries had revealed the watch was available in Australia from February 2008 onwards.

He also said the man did not have wisdom teeth and was possibly left-handed with arthritis in his bones.

Anyone with information can phone Crime Stoppers on 1800 333 000.

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