Matthew John LEVESON - TRAGICALLY LOCATED DECEASED
Police have confirmed they found human bones in the Royal National Park this afternoon which are consistent with being those of missing Sydney man Matthew Leveson.
Detectives found the bones while they were searching an area of scrub in the park at Waterfall, about 3:00pm.
The human remains will be subject for an examination by a forensic pathologist and an anthropologist, which might be followed by further analysis, including DNA testing.
Detectives are at the same roadside location they searched five months ago following information received from Michael Atkins, Mr Leveson's boyfriend at the time of his disappearance.
The 20-year-old was last seen outside Sydney nightclub ARQ with Mr Atkins in September 2007.
Mr Atkins was acquitted of Mr Leveson's murder by a jury in 2009, but was compelled to give evidence last year at a coronial inquest into his partner's disappearance.
Mr Atkins' cooperation with police followed an unprecedented deal struck with the NSW Attorney-General, giving him immunity from prosecution for perjury at the inquest in return for information leading to the recovery of Mr Leveson's body.
Police spent all of last week searching and extended the search area to be sure nothing was missed.
Mr Leveson's parents, Faye and Mark, have been on scene searching for what is believed to be their son's bush grave.
Last week they said they were "expecting the worst but hoping for the best".
The couple have spent almost a decade searching for their son's body in parts of the bushland they believe someone would bury a body.