UPDATE: Experts still trying to identify body parts found at Doncaster beauty spot

British Transport police forensics team work on an are where human remains have been found. BTP have launched an investigation following the discovery of human remains on a railway embankment near Hexthorpe Junction in Balby, Doncaster at around 12.45pm on Sunday, 29 March 2015. The remains have been confirmed as being of a human adult but enquiries to establish the identity of the person and the cause of death are ongoing. The area is currently cordoned off while officers forensically recover the body which may take some time.''Tom Maddick / Rossparry.co.uk
British Transport police forensics team work on an are where human remains have been found. BTP have launched an investigation following the discovery of human remains on a railway embankment near Hexthorpe Junction in Balby, Doncaster at around 12.45pm on Sunday, 29 March 2015. The remains have been confirmed as being of a human adult but enquiries to establish the identity of the person and the cause of death are ongoing. The area is currently cordoned off while officers forensically recover the body which may take some time.''Tom Maddick / Rossparry.co.uk

Forensic experts are still trying to identify human remains which were discovered at a Doncaster beauty spot at the weekend.

The adult body parts were found on a railway embankment near to the Hexthorpe Junction in Balby on Sunday at 12.45pm.

A police cordon and search is underway by the River Don, near Warmsworth. Picture: Marie Caley NDFP 30-03-15 Police Cordon Warmsworth MC 2

A police cordon and search is underway by the River Don, near Warmsworth. Picture: Marie Caley NDFP 30-03-15 Police Cordon Warmsworth MC 2

Officers from British Transport Police (BTP) have cordoned off the area and are still at the scene trying to identify the remains and establish a cause of death.

A force spokeswoman said: “A team are working on site to try and make an identification.

“We are still in the very early stages of the investigation and they could be on site for the next two or three days.”

She had previously said it is too early to say whether BTP believes there are suspicious circumstances.

We are still in the very early stages of the investigation and they could be on site for the next two or three days.

British Transport Police spokeswoman

But she added investigating officers are “keeping an open mind” and specialists are also looking into the possibility that the remains could be historic.

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Residents who live close to the scene told on Monday how they were shocked such a discovery had been made.

Civil servant Mark Laidler, aged 53, of Guest Lane, Warmsworth, said the site is popular with dog walkers and added: “It is quite shocking to find out something like this has happened so close to home.

“I was out walking my dog and saw about five or six police cars there and about 10 officers.

“It looked like quite a big police operation and I could see a white tent and officers in forensic gear.

“I spoke to a few people out walking nearby and everyone was wondering what was going on.”