Human bones found in swag during excavation
A swag hiding suspected human remains found in a Geelong backyard was hidden under old catalogues and an armchair, the man who made the grim discovery says.
The resident, who didn't want to be named, said he was excavating part of his yard in Norlane – a northern suburb of Geelong - when he knocked over a camping-style swag dumped on the fence line of the neighbouring property.
9News understands the home has been vacant for several months, with a number of neighbours saying the man and woman who lived there, and delivered catalogues for a living, seemingly "vanished".
The resident said he saw what he believed to be a femur, hip bone, and skull covered in long hair, collecting one or two bones before taking them to the police station.
Police have confirmed they believe the bones are human, with the Homicide Squad taking over the investigation.
Officers remained at the scene overnight, combing through the yard.
More to come.
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