Human remains latest: Police have 'sombre' letter from missing man

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A 'SOMBRE and reflective' letter purporting to be from missing man Mikus Alps has been handed in to Police Headquarters, it has been revealed today.

Police are examining a letter which may have been written by missing man Mikus Alps. (20357909) (20357909)

Speaking at a press conference, Guernsey Police chief officer Patrick Rice said the letter was handed in during investigations into a burnt-out car discovered near Petit Bot last Monday.

However, police are yet to confirm whether it was written by Mr Alps, with handwriting specialists from the UK set to examine the note.

Mr Rice said a shotgun and other property was found in the car, which is registered in Mr Alps' name.

A Ukrainian media outlet has claimed the incident is related to time Mr Alps reportedly spent with a voluntary military organisation.

'We are aware of his connections to a pro-Ukraine and anti-Russian movement,' Mr Rice confirmed.

Officers have carried out searches at various properties linked to Mr Alps, who was last seen at a residential address in St Saviour’s in the early hours of last Monday.

Police are still actively searching for Mr Alps, while a post-mortem on the human skeletal remains found in the burnt-out vehicle will be carried out later this week.

Police first received reports on the morning of Monday 8 January that a car had been set alight in a secluded area near Petit Bot.

Officers attended alongside colleagues from the Fire & Rescue Service and found the vehicle burnt out with substantial fire damage.

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