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Old bones under the floor are not human

BONES FOUND: An Ipswich property owner discovered bones beneath the floor boards of an old house on Brisbane Street in the Top of Town.
BONES FOUND: An Ipswich property owner discovered bones beneath the floor boards of an old house on Brisbane Street in the Top of Town. David Nielsen

LATEST: Police have determined that bones discovered at an Ipswich home were not human.

Property owner Al Wise discovered several bones while pulling up rotten floorboards at the Brisbane St home on Monday afternoon.

"They were just sitting there on top of the ground. One of them looked like a shin bone or lower leg," Mr Wise said.

"I didn't really make a decision as to what they were, I just thought it was a bit suspect."

Police kept the house under guard overnight while the bones were tested at the John Tonge centre.

Confirmation arrived about noon yesterday that they were non-human.

Police said they could not specify what kind of animal the bones came from.

MYSTERY FIND: Police formed a crime scene after an Ipswich property owner discovered bones under the floor boards of an old house on Brisbane St in the Top of Town.
MYSTERY FIND: Police formed a crime scene after an Ipswich property owner discovered bones under the floor boards of an old house on Brisbane St in the Top of Town. David Nielsen

 

UPDATE, 1PM: Police have confirmed that bones discovered beneath an Ipswich home are not human.

A home owner discovered several bones while digging beneath the Brisbane St home on Monday afternoon.

Police kept the house under guard overnight while the bones were tested at the John Tonge centre.

Confirmation arrived about noon Tuesday.

Police said they could not specify what kind of animal the bones came from, only that they were not from a person.

 

6AM: Tests will be conducted today on bones found inside an inner-city Ipswich house by its new owner who was preparing to renovate it.

The owner of the old house next to the Squealing Pig Hotel in Brisbane St found a number of bones underneath the flood boards about 4pm yesterday.

He reported the find to police who set up a crime scene - surrounding the property with police tape - and guarded the low-set timber house overnight.

Officers from the police forensic unit are expected to arrive at the house this morning to test the remains and establish if they are human.

Police last night would not speculate on the origin of the bones.

The owner bought the house about two weeks ago planning to renovate it.

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