Human remains found in dense bushland south of Sydney have been confirmed as belonging to murdered man Matthew Leveson.
The major breakthrough in the search arrived when police scouring a section of bushland in the Royal national park at Waterfall found human remains about 2.30pm on Wednesday.
The remains were taken for DNA testing and on Sunday, were confirmed to belong to Matthew Leveson, who was last seen nearly 10 years ago, a NSW police spokeswoman said.
The Leveson family took to Facebook to thank loved ones who had helped and supported the search for the 20-year-old.
“It has now been CONFIRMED by DNA testing that the remains found WERE OF OUR BELOVED MATTY,” the post on the Justice for Matthew Leveson page reads.
“Our family would like to thank everyone from the bottom of our hearts. Especially our family and friends who have stuck by our side unwaveringly throughout our journey of finding our beautiful son, brother, cousin, soulmate, best friend and friend.”