Human remains found on houseboat: Police tests continue

Burned out houseboat
Image caption Police said the severity of the blaze had hampered tests on the bones found on the houseboat

Police are continuing attempts to formally identify human bones discovered in a burned out houseboat on a canal in Oxfordshire.

The remains of a man were found last week on the boat, moored in Wolvercote, following a fire on board on 16 November.

A post-mortem test on Friday failed to identify the person.

Det Insp Mike Lynch said: "We need to perform further forensic investigations which will continue next week."

He added: "We have so far established the human remains were from the body of an adult male."

The owner of the boat was named by police earlier this week as 49-year-old Kevin Pryor.

Police have appealed for anyone who has information on Mr Pryor's movements in the past few weeks to get in touch.

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