POLICE are investigating after human bones were found on Seaford beach by a member of the public.
The discovery was made when a litter picker who was clearing rubbish stumbled across a human skull.
Police attended the scene and the Specialist Search Unit was called in to locate any further remains, but nothing else was uncovered.
The remains are the upper part of the body including the skull.
It has not yet been established whether they are male or female because of the limited number of bones and their condition.
The cause of death has also not been established.
Police are now scouring missing person files following the discovery at Splash Point shortly before 10.30am on Thursday December 29.
A spokesman for Sussex Police said, “The incident is not being treated as suspicious at this stage and the matter has been passed to the coroner’s officer to undertake a full investigation to identify the remains and to establish the circumstances of the person’s death.
“Initial indications are that the body had been in the water for some considerable time.”
The spokesman added that the skeleton could be one of the county’s missing people and forensic tests were being carried out to check if this was the case.