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Human remains scattered on F3:

police suspect hit and run

Stephanie Gardiner

March 2, 2011 – 11:29AM

Human remains found on roadside

Police are investigating the discovery of human remains thought to be those of a male

All lanes of the F3 have been reopened after human body parts were found across two lanes last night in what police now say could have been a hit and run accident.

Police are still searching the area near the Gosford off-ramp north of Sydney, after a motorist reported the gruesome find about 11.45pm yesterday.

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A motorist, who asked not to be identified, told he was driving on the F3 last night when he ran over what he now knows to have been human remains.

At the time, he said, he thought it was the body of an animal.

He said that, as he was about to take the Gosford exit, at Somersby, about 9.50pm yesterday “there was a whole heap of what looked like a roo. Lots of bits and pieces everywhere.”

The man said the remains were spread about 100 metres along the road.

“It’s terrible to say, if it’s actually a person, it’s bloody horrendous.”

HeĀ  said there was no pedestrian access to the road and he did not see anyone pulled over.

“The only thing I can surmise is that somebody went on to the road and got hit by a truck.”

He said he told Crime Stoppers what he saw.

Brisbane Water Detective acting Inspector Darren Deamer told 2GB that police were investigating whether it was a hit and run.

Police officers spent this morning searching surrounding bushland and doing line searches on the road.

All lanes of the freeway were reopened after noon, but traffic is expected to remain heavy.

Traffic had been banked up for kilometres at Somersby and the Roads and Traffic Authority diverted drivers on to the Old Pacific Highway and Peats Ridge Road.

Police appealed for anyone who might have seen any unusual activity on the F3 near Somersby last night to call detectives at Brisbane Water Local Area Command via Crime Stoppers on 1800 333 000.

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