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Pathologist to examine burnt-out car remains

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SUSPECTED skeletal remains found in a burnt-out car at Petit Bot earlier this week will be analysed by a Home Office pathologist in the coming days.

This building in Torteval was one of the areas searched by police yesterday as they continued to hunt for missing Mikus Alps. (Picture by Peter Frankland, 20362595)

A police spokesman said if human remains are confirmed to be present, a post-mortem will be carried out.

Guernsey Police said a fire expert from the UK had arrived in the island to help with examinations of the car, which might have had the remains in the driver’s seat.

The force added that searches were carried out yesterday at a number of premises in connection with a missing persons inquiry.

Mikus Alps, 33, was last seen at a residential address in St Saviour’s in the early hours of Monday.

‘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,’ a police spokesman.

‘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.’

Family liaison officers remain in close contact with Mr Alps’ family, he added.

The burnt-out Volvo or similar vehicle was discovered on Monday in a secluded area near the bay.

It had sustained substantial fire damage and work is continuing to confirm identity markings to help establish the registered ownership.

n Mr Alps is described as being around 5ft 9in. tall with fair skin, blue eyes, short brown hair and a short beard. He also has distinctive tattoos on his arms and back.

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