Police are still at a park in Glenrothes following the discovery of skeletal remains.
The discovery was made late afternoon deep within the woods in Riverside Park.
There are several missing persons investigations on going in town, and officers have made contact with their families to make them aware of the latest developments.
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, of Police Scotland at Glenrothes, said: “Whilst the investigation is still at an early stage we have made contact with the next of kin of a number of local missing men from the Glenrothes area to make them aware of this discovery.
“A detailed forensic examination will be required and this will take some time to complete.”
Tonight, officers have been seen arriving at the park for a briefing before heading to the area where the remains, believed to be human, were discovered.
A small group of onlookers gathered to watch the investigations begin.
Scenes of crime officers have spent most of the evening at the park.
>> Glenrothes Gazette reporter Neil Henderson has been at the scene this evening, and is updating developments on Twitter @GazetteNeilH