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    Human Remains Found In Search For Matthew Leveson

    Leveson has been missing since 2007.

    UPDATE: Police have confirmed human remains were found in the search for missing Sydney man Matthew Leveson.

    "Around 3pm (Wednesday 31 May 2017), officers located what they believe to be human remains at the Royal National Park at Waterfall, which is where officers from Strike Force Bowditch have been searching," a NSW Police statement said.

    "The Strike Force was established in 2007 to investigate the disappearance of Mr Leveson.

    "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."

    NSW Police have confirmed that "items of interest" have been found in the search for Matthew Leveson, who has been missing since 2007.

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    Leveson was last seen leaving ARQ Nightclub in Darlinghurst when he was just 20 years old.

    His former partner, Michael Atkins, who was acquitted of murder and manslaughter in 2009, was quizzed extensively at an inquest into Leveson's disappearance late last year.

    Earlier this year Atkins led police to a site in the Royal National Park, but following an extensive search, nothing was found.

    Leveson's parents Mark and Faye have never stopped searching for their son, and were reported to be at the site with police on Wednesday.

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    Mark Leveson uses a metal detector as NSW Police Detectives continue to search for the body of Matthew Leveson.

    NSW Police confirmed forensic officers were on their way to the site on Wednesday afternoon.

    Rob Stott is a news editor for BuzzFeed News and is based in Sydney.

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