SA skeleton could be 1999 missing man

Human remains discovered near Port Lincoln in South Australia could be those of a man who went missing in 1999, police say.

Two men discovered the skeleton in scrubland off Western Approach Rd on Wednesday morning.

Police say the circumstances of the death are not believed to be suspicious.

Superintendent Paul Bahr said it would be some time before the identity of the remains could be confirmed, but the missing man's family have been informed.

"Forensic response have attended the area yesterday and a report will be prepared for the Coroner," he said on Friday.