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  •   Home > News > Law and Order

    Photo in identity search shared in NZ

    A photograph released by Australian police that may reveal the identity of a dead man found in a Tasmanian forest is being circulated in New Zealand.


    New Zealand police have shared a photograph on social media that Tasmanian police are hoping will help them to identify the body of a man found in a remote Tasmanian forest.

    Tasmanian Police released a photograph on Friday extracted from an SD card found in the man's backpack, and they believe the shot may have been taken in New Zealand in 2010.

    "Among the images forensically extracted from the SD card is a photo of a man standing in front of the foreshore, which is possibly the deceased person," Acting Detective Sergeant Michael Manning said on Friday.

    Two hikers stumbled across the bones in Huon Valley bushland on Sunday, about 10km west of the popular Tahune Airwalk.

    The bones, found away from marked tracks, likely belong to a man and could have been there for six years, police say.

    A backpack was found nearby containing food, clothing, Swiss Francs and Hong Kong dollars, with receipts for a money exchange in Switzerland in December 2010.

    Det Sgt Manning said it appeared the man wasn't prepared for an overnight stay.

    Paperwork found in the backpack indicates he may have been staying in Western Australia.

    A spokeswoman said the photograph had been shared on the New Zealand police national Facebook page and any leads resulting from it will be passed on to Tasmanian police.


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