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UPDATE: UK experts arrive to help with skeleton examination

UPDATE: UK experts arrive to help with skeleton examination

Saturday 13 January 2018

UPDATE: UK experts arrive to help with skeleton examination

Saturday 13 January 2018

A fire expert and a Home Office Pathologist are being brought to the island to help with examinations of the car which was found burnt out earlier this week.

The vehicle was found in a secluded area near Petit Bot on Monday and upon further inspection, the Police found what they believed to be skeletal remains in the driver's seat.

Work is currently ongoing to confirm the identity markings of the vehicle to establish its registered owner, but the damage is so extreme that it has still been impossible for police to do so - the fire expert will help with this.

The Home Office Pathologist is expected to arrive in the island early next week, and will help analyse the suspected remains. If it is confirmed that there were remains in the car, a post mortem will then be carried out.

Additionally, investigations are ongoing into a man who was reported missing on Wednesday 10 January, Mikus Alps, 33.

Express reported yesterday that he was last seen at an address in St Saviours in the early hours of Monday, the same day the car was found burnt out.

Searches have been carried out by the police at a number of premises around the island in connection with the enquiry.

Mikus Alps

Pictured: Mikus Alps who was last seen on Monday

Mr Alps is described as being around 5'9" tall with fair skin, blue eyes, short brown hair and a short beard - he also has distinctive tattoos on his arms and back.

A spokseperson for Guernsey Police said: "We would again repeat that police are keeping an open mind about the potential direction of this investigation, however there remains a possibility that the two incidents are linked.

If anyone has any information which may assist our enquiries, they are asked to contact CID on 725111, or Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555 111."

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