Possible severed hand spotted at Melbourne tip

Mel Buttigieg

A severed hand has been sighted at a Melbourne rubbish tip, less than a week after a human skull washed up on a Geelong beach.

A possible severed hand was spotted at a garbage tip in Melbourne's south-east. Pictures: 7 News
A possible severed hand was spotted at a garbage tip in Melbourne's south-east. Pictures: 7 News

It is believed a worker briefly spotted what looked to be a limb at a Hampton Park tip in Melbourne's south-east about 9.50 Monday morning.

The worker was unable to prevent the possible human remains from being covered by incoming rubbish, and it became buried.

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Investigators are currently at the scene excavating the area in an attempt to locate and confirm the report of the limb.

The find comes a week after a fisherman found a human skull on Geelong's North Shore beach, on June 14.

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