A large-scale cordon at the scene where human remains were found in Sutton-in-Ashfield is being removed.
Officers have been vacating the scene this afternoon (Thursday 18 May) as the digging work at the site has been completed.
Officers were first called to Coxmoor Road on Wednesday 26 April after a member of the public came across a number of bones.
Specialist officers working alongside scientists have been at the site for three weeks.
Skeletal remains were removed from the site at the end of last week and a staged post-mortem is in progress to determine the identity of the person and cause of death.
Superintendent for the County, Claire Rukas said: “This continues to be an extremely complex investigation with officers working alongside a whole range of scientists to find out who this person is and how they died.
“I would like to thank the community for their full support as we know a cordon of this size would have caused much inconvenience.
“We have now reopened the road, and our cordon has been removed. We will keep you updated as the investigation develops.”
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