31 Jan 2011

Bones found at Wakatipu foreshore not human

6:54 pm on 31 January 2011

Bones dug up on the foreshore of Lake Wakatipu at Kingson are not human, police have confirmed.

There was speculation that the remains were those of Amber-Lee Cruickshank, a two-and-a-half year old girl who went missing in 1992.

Detective Inspector Steve McGregor says the remains are definitely not human and are possibly from a sheep.

A contract company was digging a ramp to launch a boat on Monday morning when one of its workers discovered the bones.