POLICE are continuing to investigate the discovery of a human jaw bone nearly a year after it was first found.

Dogwalkers and a birdwatcher stumbled upon the bone during a riverside walk in Rowhedge last March.

Officers were stationed at the scene for several days near Thanet Walk, close to the intersection of Marsh Crescent.

Sniffer dogs were called in to aid the investigation which was ongoing round the clock at one stage.

Baffled residents suggested it had been dredged up from the bed of the river or dropped by a scavenging bird.

When approached by The Gazette about the investigation’s progress, Essex Police would only confirm inquiries were still ongoing.

Anyone with information about the discovery should call 101.