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Human jawbone found on NSW Central Coast beach

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The bone will undergo forensic testing as police continue inquiries.

Police are investigating after a human jawbone was found at Umina Beach, on the Central Coast of New South Wales.

A member of the public found the bone and reported the discovery at Woy Woy Police Station around 2.15pm on Thursday.

Police then established a crime scene where the find was made, around Sydney Avenue. Brisbane Water Police District Crime Manager Detective Chief Inspector Steve Laksa said today police had not yet deemed the find as suspicious and were "keeping an open mind".

NSW Police are scouring the sand at Umina Beach for evidence.Cadaver dogs are also part of the search.

"We don't know whether it's twelve months old or 100 years old.

"It could have washed in from the ocean, it could have been unearthed, it could have been moved by a dog."

Specialist officers are scouring the sand on Umina Beach, about 85km north of Sydney, for other pieces of evidence.

The bone will now undergo forensic testing.

Anyone with information should contact Crime Stoppers online or at 1800 333 00.

Source: 9News

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