‘Human remains’ found in jar in empty Liverpool home as sniffer dog called in

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A police investigation is under way after human remains were found in a jar at an empty home in Liverpool.

A large police presence remains at the property in Toxteth following the grim discovery.

As the painstaking forensic investigation continues, officers have been seen wading through a skip outside the home and placing items recovered from the skip on to a blue tarpaulin, the Liverpool Echo reports.

A sniffer dog has also been brought in to help with the search, with the spaniel examining items including a wheelbarrow.

The gruesome find in Wordsworth Street was reported yesterday, with officers descending on the area around lunchtime.

They were sent to the property following reports of “suspicious circumstances” at the house.

A spokeswoman for Merseyside Police told the Liverpool Echo: “At around 12.10pm yesterday [August 9] we received a report of suspicious circumstances at an unoccupied address on Wordsworth Street, Toxteth.

She added: “Officers attended and located a jar containing preserved human remains at the property.

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“Police remain on Wordsworth Street today, while extensive inquiries are carried out to establish the provenance and age of the remains.”

Following the discovery of the remains, officers set up a cordon around the building. They could be seen outside the front of the house and also in the garden.

A neighbour on Wordsworth Street, which is near Toxteth Park Cemetery, told the Echo that police were “all over the road”.

Wordsworth Street, which runs between Lodge Lane and Hartington Road, is near Toxteth Park Cemetery. The street is predominantly made up of semi-detached houses.

According to house price data provided by RightMove, the average selling price in the area over the past year was £95,000.

Terrace homes have been selling for an average of £80,000 while semi-detached homes have been fetching an average of £110,000.

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