Wednesday 29 March 2017

Murder investigation launched after human remains were found at block of flats

Detectives are yet to identify the body
Detectives are yet to identify the body

Ryan Wilkinson

A murder investigation has been launched after human remains were found at a block of flats.

Officers were called to the reports of a body in the grounds of Trem-Y-Cwm House in Beddau, a village near Pontypridd, South Wales, at around 1pm.

The remains, which are "believed to be human", were concealed above ground in an outside area of the flats, a South Wales Police spokesman said.

Detectives are yet to identify the body and the area was sealed off for examination by forensics teams.

A Home Office post-mortem examination will take place in due course in a bid to establish the cause of death.

Detective Superintendent Paul Hurley said: "The death is suspicious and we are treating it as a murder.

"It is therefore important that we speak to anybody who may have information about this incident - anyone who thinks they know something that can assist our investigation.

"A priority for us is to identify whose body it is and to find out how the person died."

South Wales Police declined to comment further.

Anyone who has information is urged to contact South Wales Police via 101 or they can contact Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555 111.

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