HUMAN bones – possibly part of a child’s jawbone – were found at Ricketts Point beach, 5pm, Thursday 11 January.
A Beaumaris beachgoer exploring a rock pool found the jawbone with one tooth attached and reported it to a Parks Victoria officer who notified police.
The lower mandible, several vertebrae and a partial ball joint were taken to the coroner’s court for forensic testing.
Detective Sergeant Gary Windhager, of Bayside CIU, said police search and rescue crews twice scoured the area collecting up to a kilogram of human bones. Tests are expected to determine the age, gender and length of time the remains were in the water.
The police Missing Persons’ Unit has taken charge of the investigation.