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River Almond remains identified by police

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Image caption Forensic officers at the scene where the human remains were found last year

Badly decomposed body parts found by the River Almond in West Lothian almost a year ago have been identified by police.

James Adams, 56, was reported missing from his home in Livingston in 1996.

Lothian and Borders Police officers said there are no suspicious circumstances and a report had been sent to the procurator fiscal.

The skeletal remains were found on an embankment during a separate missing person inquiry last April.

Police had been searching for missing pensioner Mary Ferns, 88, from Livingston, who was last seen in June 2008.

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