Human remains, including a skull, that have been found in a south-east Queensland national park could have been there more than a decade.
A member of the public found the remains about midday on Monday on Forestry Road in Durikai State Forest, west of the Scenic Rim.
Forensic officers were continuing to comb the site on Tuesday.
“An investigation has been commenced to establish the identity of those remains, which are believed to have been there for some time, potentially more than a decade,” a police spokeswoman said.
“The bones will now be scientifically examined and cross-referenced to establish if they relate to anyone reported missing in the local area.”
There are no facilities in the forest, about 30 kilometres west of Warwick, and camping is not allowed.
Vehicles are restricted to formed roads and tracks.
Sections of the forest are used for gold fossicking.
Anyone with information can contact Crime Stoppers on 1800 333 000.