Ipswich skeleton tests fail to confirm cause of death

Two men, one with a camera, overlooking the site where skeletal remains were found on Valley Road, Ipswich
Image caption Police officers found clothing and footwear during searches of the scene

Post-mortem tests on a man's skeleton found on a building site in Ipswich, Suffolk, have failed to confirm a cause of death.

The discovery was made in Valley Road on 3 October at a site where four houses are being built.

Police said more forensic work would be carried out to try to confirm the identity but results may not be available for a number of weeks.

The cause of death is still being treated as unexplained.

Police said earlier that they were investigating possible links to a missing person and were liaising with the family.

A team of specialist victim recovery dogs from the Metropolitan Police were at the site on Thursday as searches continued.

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