EVIDENCE found in cellars at Haut de la Garenne has confirmed the remains of ‘a dead child or dead children’, deputy police chief Lenny Harper said yesterday.
Bone fragments found at the former children’s home – some of which were found in an old fireplace – have been cut as well as burned. At least two of the ten small fragments found on Monday fitted alongside each other, Mr Harper announced.
The remains have still not been dated by experts, however, and he emphasised that the investigation was still a long way from becoming a homicide inquiry.
There is disagreement between scientific experts. One has estimated that they are from about the 1960s but another has assessed them as being much older.
Since 17 April, a total of 30 bone fragments have been discovered – nine of the remaining 20 have also been identified as being human.