Update: death investigation, Brighton

Police investigating human remains located in Brighton on November 29 have identified them as belonging to Wayne Youngkin who went missing in 1986.

Mr Youngkin was previously a resident of North Street in Brighton and was 29-years-old when he went missing.

The death is being treated as suspicious and detectives from the Homicide Squad are assisting with the investigation.

Investigators are also appealing for a person who called Sandgate Police Station on August 22, 1992 in relation to Wayne’s disappearance to come forward and provide further information to police.

The remains were discovered in the disused tank at the back of a North Street special education facility during routine maintenance.

Anyone with information which they believe could be relevant to the investigation is urged to contact Crime Stoppers on 1800 333 000.

If you have information for police, contact Policelink on 131 444 or provide information using the online form 24hrs per day.

You can report information about crime anonymously to Crime Stoppers, a registered charity and community volunteer organisation, by calling 1800 333 000 or via 24hrs per day.

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