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A human skeleton, covered in a cloth, was found inside an abandoned building in Jalan Bagan Luar, here, yesterday. -- Photo courtesy of PDRM

BUTTERWORTH: A human skeleton, covered in a cloth, was found inside an abandoned building in Jalan Bagan Luar, here, yesterday.

The discovery was made by a man at about 5pm, who immediately alerted the police.

Seberang Prai Utara district police chief Assistant Commissioner Noorzainy Mohd Noor said initial investigation at the scene showed the human skeleton was discovered on the first floor of the abandoned structure.

“The human skeleton, lying on its back, was incomplete," he said, adding that no identification documents were found at the location of the discovery.

The discovery was made by a man at about 5pm, who immediately alerted the police. -- Photo courtesy of PDRM

The human skeleton has been brought to the Forensics Unit of the Seberang Jaya Hospital for the next course of action.

It is not immediately known how long the human skeleton had been there.

Noorzainy said police had not received any reports of missing persons in recent times.

“As such, anyone with any missing family member should alert the police as soon as possible.

“Those with information on the human skeleton should come forward to assist in the probe,” he added.

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