UPDATE 14.30PM: POLICE remains active at a location where human remains were found west of Townsville on Saturday.
The first photo's of the roadside scene show that the police guard a taped area along Hervey Range Rd while forensic officers work in dry conditions.
The police have not confirmed the gender of the remains.
A CRIME scene has been set up west of Townsville after the discovery of human remains in bushland.
The Bulletin was told around 16:30 on Saturday. The police were warned by a member of the public who was hunting near Hervey Range Road that skeletal remains had been found.
According to a Queensland Police spokesperson, a crime has since been detected
"We are now investigating the circumstances surrounding that discovery," said the spokesman.
"The scene was guarded during the night with detectives and scientific officers who arrived this morning (Sunday) to do further research.
"Forensic testing is under way to determine the identity of the found remains."