SOMETHING SINISTER? The shoes anbd clothing unearthed suring a search of the area near Keefton Road where a woman’s remains were found last month.
SOMETHING SINISTER? The shoes anbd clothing unearthed suring a search of the area near Keefton Road where a woman’s remains were found last month.

Small woman’s lonely death near Gympie could be sinister

POLICE have today released more information and photographs of clothing, shoes and other things found with or near human remains off Keefton Road at Kybong, on October 11, 2020.

BREAKING: Human remains found near Gympie

A comprehensive search of the area adjacent to the Gold Nuggett by SES and police with shovels found a left femur and a jawbone which have been confirmed to belong to a human and most likely the same person with a "high probability" of being a smaller, shorter woman, police said today.

Detective INspector Gary Pettiford at the press conference about the human remains found off Keefton Road near Gympie.
Detective INspector Gary Pettiford at the press conference about the human remains found off Keefton Road near Gympie.

Detective Inspector Gary Pettiford told a press conference at the Gympie Police Station that no matches had been found with Queensland's 450 unsolved missing persons and that there were three possible scenarios which led to the woman's death: she had met with an unfortunate accident after wandering into the bush and perished, suicide or something more sinister.

Clothes, shoes and a leg plate were found near the human remains off Keefton Road on the outskirts of Gympie.
Clothes, shoes and a leg plate were found near the human remains off Keefton Road on the outskirts of Gympie.

A vital clue is the 15cm long plate which had been screwed into the left femur down towards the knee. The plate has a serial number on it but they have not found any matches yet, they are reaching out to orthopedic surgeons.

Clothes, shoes and a leg plate were found near the human remains off Keefton Road on the outskirts of Gympie.
Clothes, shoes and a leg plate were found near the human remains off Keefton Road on the outskirts of Gympie.

"This would have been a substantial fracture and a substantial surgery," Det Insp Pettifort said.

While police are not 100% certain the skeletal remains are a womans, they are 85% certain. They have no idea of her age or ethnicity, but know she has been dead for at least two years and that she died of unknown causes.

Clothes, shoes and a leg plate were found near the human remains off Keefton Road on the outskirts of Gympie.
Clothes, shoes and a leg plate were found near the human remains off Keefton Road on the outskirts of Gympie.

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The woman had been about 150-165cm tall and wore size 6 shoes.

Clothes, shoes and a leg plate were found near the human remains off Keefton Road on the outskirts of Gympie.
Clothes, shoes and a leg plate were found near the human remains off Keefton Road on the outskirts of Gympie.


The plate is now in Brisbane being analysed.

Clothes, shoes and a leg plate were found near the human remains off Keefton Road on the outskirts of Gympie. Gympie police Rob Lowry holds the shirt up.
Gympie CIB detective sergeant Rob Lowry holds up a shirt recovered with the bones.

If anyone knows anyone who fits the descriptions given is asked to contact police.

There are about 450 active missing person cases in Queensland that have not been solved.

The remains were found by fauna experts documenting the dry area, in a "creekbed without an actual creek" - a run-off.

Clothes, shoes and a leg plate were found near the human remains off Keefton Road on the outskirts of Gympie.
Clothes, shoes and a leg plate were found near the human remains off Keefton Road on the outskirts of Gympie.

Some of the bones were visible on the surface and then other fragments were found under the first layer of soil. The main aim of police now is to return the remains to loved ones and determine the cause of death.

Clothes, shoes and a leg plate were found near the human remains off Keefton Road on the outskirts of Gympie. This is the plate they found which was attached to the left femur.
Clothes, shoes and a leg plate were found near the human remains off Keefton Road on the outskirts of Gympie. This is the plate they found which was attached to the left femur.

 

 

Clothes, shoes and a leg plate were found near the human remains off Keefton Road on the outskirts of Gympie.
Clothes, shoes and a leg plate were found near the human remains off Keefton Road on the outskirts of Gympie.

 

EARLIER: Gympie police are investigating the discovery of human remains in bushland on the southern outskirts of the city, near where preliminary work is underway in the construction of the Gympie Bypass.

Police said bones from a human skeleton were discovered 11 days ago.

They did not confirm nor deny that a second skeleton was found in the vicinity of these most recent remains about two years ago.

The mystery into the human remains found near Gympie has deepened. A shoe, shirt and pants found during a search of the nearby area.
The mystery into the human remains found near Gympie has deepened. A shoe, shirt and pants found during a search of the nearby area.

They did dismiss a report that the most recent remains were discovered when a sock found on the ground was revealed to contain human foot bones.

"Investigations are continuing after a member of the public located human remains in bushland off Keefton Road at Kybong around 2.30pm on October 11," a Queensland Police Service spokesman said.

A no entry zone off Keefton Road where the remains of what is now believed to be a woman have been found.
A no entry zone off Keefton Road where the remains of what is now believed to be a woman have been found.

An investigation has commenced to establish the identity of the remains which are believed to be one person and have been there for some time," they said.

"At this early stage of the investigation, the cause of death is unknown with the bones being scientifically examined and cross-referenced to establish if they relate to anyone reported missing in the local area.

"Investigations are ongoing and anyone with information relating to the investigation is encouraged to contact Crime Stoppers."

Keefton Road
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