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Body Found In Bush Dumped Shortly Before Fire Started

A body found in the Yarratt State Forest, near Taree is believed to have been dumped shortly before a bushfire started.

The human remains were found on the NSW Mid-North Coast, by the NSW Rural Fire Service on Thursday morning.

The NSWRFS was called to reports of a small bushfire at about 4.30am when they made the discovery.

"Two fire brigade units attended there where they put out a small fire, in the process of putting out that fire they located what we believe is an adult deceased person," Orana LAC Crime Manager Detective Inspector Rod Blackman told reporters.

The remains were located a short distance from the main walkway through the forest.

Police are treating the death as suspicious, and believe the body had been dumped shortly before the fire started.

"Early indications do tend to indicate it was only in the number of hours prior to the location of the body," said Blackman.

Detectives are investigating if the fire was deliberately lit and the circumstances around the person's death.

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