Police are continuing their investigation after human remains were found at a Glenrothes park.
The discovery was made by a member of the public in a dense piece of woodland within Riverside Park, better known as the town park, around 3.50pm yesterday (Tuesday) afternoon.
Officers cordoned off the park shortly afterwards while investigations were carried out.
Scene of Crime Officers (SOCO) arrived on the scene later in the evening, and although the park is now open to the public, a police cordon will be maintained until the investigation in the area has been completed.
Officers confirmed that it was still too early to establish a number of factors including gender, identity and cause of death and a full forensic examination is currently being undertaken.
There are a number of missing persons investigations on going in town, and officers have made contact with their families to make them aware of the latest developments.
It is essential that the examination and recovery of these remains is thorough and professional and it may takes us several days to remove them from the area
They include Allan Bryant, who has been missing since November 2013, and Wayne Fleming who hasn’t been seen since February.
Chief Inspector Stevie Hamilton said: “As part of our investigation into the discovery of these remains, we have spoken to the families of a number of missing people and will continue to update them as our inquiry progresses.
“It is essential that the examination and recovery of these remains is thorough and professional and it may takes us several days to remove them from the area. I would like to thank the local community in advance for their continued patience and support.
“The process of establishing the identity of these remains and the circumstances surrounding how the individual died is likely to take some time and until then it would be inappropriate for us to comment further.
“We will provide further updates in relation to this investigation whenever we have new information.”