Police have uncovered what appear to be human remains in a search for missing Sydney man Matthew Leveson.
New South Wales Police confirmed that on Wednesday afternoon they found what they believe to be human remains in remote bushland in the Royal National Park, south of Sydney.
The remains will be examined by experts to determine whether they belong to Mr Leveson, police said.
The 20-year-old was last seen leaving Sydney’s ARQ nightclub with his boyfriend at the time, Michael Atkins, in the early hours of September 23, 2007.
Parents Mark and Faye Leveson have been searching for him ever since. They joined police in the latest search in the area that began on Monday last week, after earlier searches in November and January found no trace.
“We are back in the National Park looking for Matt. We have been here since Monday,” the parents wrote on Facebook last week alongside a photo of a grader in bushland.
Atkins was acquitted of Matthew’s murder in 2009 and has since given evidence at a coronial inquest into Mr Leveson’s disappearance.
He led police to the area of bushland last November after he was granted immunity from prosecution for perjury at the inquest, in return for information leading to the discovery of Mr Leveson’s body.
Faye Leveson wrote in a lengthier post on Sunday: “The police are not giving up and neither are we.
“I am heartbroken and devestated, but my love for my beautiful Matty keeps me going and if need be I will search for Matty till the day I die.
“I promised Matty I will find him and I have every intention of keeping that promise.”