Hobart bushwalkers find human remains in southern Tasmanian forest

A backpack was located near human skeletal remains in Tasmania on Sunday.

A backpack was located near human skeletal remains in Tasmania on Sunday.

Human remains have been located in southern bushland.

Tasmania Police confirmed two men bushwalking near the Tahune Airwalk on Sunday discovered the skeletal remains. 

A backpack was found nearby, containing foreign currency.

Police suspect the deceased person may have been an interstate or overseas traveler who had been bushwalking in the area in 2010.

Police are investigating missing persons reports in an attempt to identify the remains.

A report will be prepared for the Coroner.