Facial reconstruction for Vic remains

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Police have released a facial reconstruction in the hope of identifying male skeletal remains found in Melbourne's eastern suburbs 15 years ago.

The bones were located in Ferny Creek on March 18, 2006, but DNA and dental records have been unable to identify the man.

Police hope the facial reconstruction will help someone recognise the deceased.

"With no DNA match or identifying features on the remains discovered in Ferny Creek, sadly we have been unable to provide the family and friends of the deceased closure," Yarra Rangers Leading Senior Constable Danielle Fleming said.

"We are hoping a member of the community will come forward with information that may help identify the remains."

A forensic anthropologist in 2006 concluded the remains belonged to a Caucasian male aged between 23 and 27 who was about 167cm to 180cm in height.

In 2012, a coroner found the man had died due to an unknown cause sometime between February 1999 and December 2000.

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