Two people have been arrested on suspicion of murder following the discovery of partial human remains, police said.
Dorset police detectives said the victim has been identified as a 49-year-old man from Bournemouth. His family has been notified.
A woman, 38, and a 48-year-old man, both from Bournemouth, have been arrested a week after the remains were discovered by a member of the public near Manor Steps Zig Zag, off Boscombe Overcliff Drive.
On Friday there was a police cordon at the Mon Bijou hotel, on Manor Road, not far from where the remains were found. Crime scene investigators were seen entering the abandoned and abandoned hotel throughout the day to conduct forensic investigations.
Detective Inspector Neil Third of the Major Crime Investigation Team said: “This remains a very complex investigation and we have worked tirelessly since the initial discovery and report to advance our investigation.
“First and foremost, our thoughts go out to the victim’s family. We will continue to do everything we can to establish the circumstances of the death.
“Now that we have been able to identify the victim after scientific analysis, I can be more specific about my appeal.”
He said police wanted to hear from anyone who saw suspicious activity around the Manor Steps Zig Zag between July 31 and August 26, asking them to upload information or images to the public major incidents portal.
“A number of cordons have been placed throughout the Boscombe area and I would like to thank the public for their assistance as officers carry out their detailed investigation,” he said.
“Agents may be approached by the public with information or concerns.”
The wider cordon around the Manor Steps Zig Zag area has been removed.
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