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Sydney Police are believed to have located the body of missing Sydney man Matthew Leveson, after an an extensive search Royal National Park recovered "items of interest" yesterday.
Detective Chief Inspector Gary Jubelin spoke to reporters from the scene.
"What we've been doing here, last year there was an inquest into the death of Matthew Leveson," he said.
"As a result of information from that inquest, we commenced our search here for Matthew Leveson's remains in the National Park here. We've conducted three extensive searches. The last search in this location commenced on the 22nd of May.
"Yesterday at 2:30pm we located what we believe to be human remains. We've now carried out extensive foresnic examinations of those remains, it's a human skeleton. We believe the remains are that of Matthew Leveson.
"I can't say that with 100% confidence until the forensic examination is carried out, but the circumstances in which we've found these remains lead that they are Matthew Leveson.
"It's been a long journey for the family in their efforts to find their son, and hopefully this will bring them some relief."
An emotional Faye Leveson told reporters her family had fought for nine-and-a-half to bring Matthew home.
"We've had to fight for nine-and-a-half years for this day, to bring our son home," she said.
"So our sons, our other two survivng sons didn't have to go through the rest of their lives, [where] we'd passed, and we hadn't found Matty."