UPDATE: Victim whose head was found in Cambridgeshire quarry thought to have died more than a year ago as post mortem inconclusive

A post mortem examination of a human head found in a quarry in Mepal on Monday (May 16) has come back inconclusive.

Wednesday, 18th May 2016, 4:50 pm
Updated Wednesday, 18th May 2016, 6:00 pm
The quarry in Mepal where the human head was found - Image ©Licensed to i-Images Picture Agency. Picture by Terry Harris / i-Images

Specialists are still unable to identify whether the head belongs to a man or a woman, however, based on the information available at this time, it is believed the person died before January 1, 2015.

Detectives from the Beds, Cambs and Herts Major Crime Unit (MCU) continue to work with specialists in order to establish the gender and identity of the deceased.

Officers were called at about 3pm on Monday afternoon (May 16) after a worker at the quarry in Block Fen Drove made the discovery.

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Police in Sharnbrook yesterday

As part of the investigation, search officers have been carrying out activity at an aqueduct in Mill Road, Sharnbrook, Bedfordshire, as this is where the head is believed to have come from.

A police spokesman added: “No other body parts have been recovered.

“We are not linking this investigation to any others, however we are keeping an open mind.”

Scenes still remain in place at both the Mepal and Sharnbrook sites.

Police in Sharnbrook yesterday

Anyone with information is asked to call the Major Crime Unit on 101 or Crimestoppers, anonymously, on 0800 555 111.