SYDNEY, Aug. 30 (UPI) -- Police say they are searching a Sydney forest after a trail biker discovered human remains in an area where a convicted serial killer murdered seven victims.
The bones, which included a skull and a femur, were found with decayed items of clothing in Belanglo State Forest 80 miles southwest of Sydney, an area where Ivan Milat killed seven people in the 1990s, the Australian Broadcasting Corp. reported Monday.
Police say the bones appeared to have been in the forest "for some time." Superintendent Evan Quarmby would not say how close to the remains Milat's victims were found.
"I'm not going to be drawn on that," Quarmby said. "That would infer we are making some sort of an assumption in relation to a previous investigation -- we're not."
The trail bike riders came across the human bones Sunday afternoon in a heavily wooded area known as Dalys Waterhole, the Daily Mail said.
Police say the section of forest where the bones were discovered wasn't searched when Milat's seven victims were found.