Bones found during a search on a Leyburn property for missing man Sam Price-Purcell are not human.
Acting Detective Senior Sergeant Christopher Knight said "I want to be very clear about that, they are definitely not human remains.”
On Tuesday, police uncovered firearms, rifle cartridges and drug paraphernalia during the search of the 70-hectare rural property.
The search has resulted in the recovery of items that will now be the subject of further investigation.
Police wrapped up their search of the property this morning, however the investigation into the murder of Sam Price-Purcell is ongoing and investigators continue to appeal for anyone with information to contact police.
If you have information for police, contact Policelink on 131 444 or provide information using the online form 24hrs per day.