Body parts found on road
HUMAN remains discovered on a major road artery north of Sydney were run over by several cars, scattering body parts over the road.
Police are now working to identify the remains and establish how they got to be on the F3, on the NSW Central Coast.
‘‘ At this point we simply don’t know,’ ’ Detective Sergeant Darren Deamer said.
A motorist who accidentally drove over the remains called police about 11.45pm on Tuesday.
When officers arrived at the scene body parts were scattered over 400m near the Gosford off-ramp at Somersby, Det Sgt Deamer said.
‘‘ It appears, at this stage of the investigation, the body has been run over numerous times.’’
A motorist, who asked not to be identified, told smh.com.au he was driving on the F3 when he ran over what he thought was an animal.
‘‘ There was a whole heap of what looked like a roo - lots of bits and pieces everywhere,’’ he said.
‘‘ It’s terrible to say, if it’s actually a person, it’s bloody horrendous.’’
Detectives are now pursu- ing several lines of inquiry, including whether the deceased may have committed suicide or been killed in a hit-and-run incident.
‘‘ It’s unexplained death, so any hypothesis could be possible,’’ Det Sgt Deamer said. ‘‘ If it is a hit-and-run, that person needs to contact police as soon as possible so this matter can be dealt with.’’
Police are also not ruling out the possibility that the person may have died somewhere else, then been dumped on the freeway.
All three north bound lanes and one southbound lane were closed to traffic on the freeway from the Calga interchange for several hours yesterday morning, as police conducted a line search of the roadway and nearby bush.
Det Sgt Deamer could not comment on how many body parts were located, if they were clothed, whether they belonged to a male or female, or how old the deceased may have been.
A post-mortem examination will be conducted in coming days to identify the dead person and determine the time and cause of death.
Police are asking any members of the public with information about the discovery to contact Crime Stoppers on 1800 333 000.
SHOCKING: unidentified human remains on the Sydney F3 freeway caused traffic chaos as police shut north bound lanes to investigate