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Body discovered in Tasmanian bushland

AAP logoAAP 23/11/2016

Tasmanian police have made a grisly discovery in bushland - the body of a man they suspect was murdered.

Although the body has not been formally identified, police said on Wednesday they believe it is that of 58-year-old Ulverstone man Noel Joseph Ingham, who was reported missing on October 4.

A tip-off led police to remote bushland in Dulverton this week where they uncovered a car matching the description of Mr Ingham's vehicle and then the body nearby.

The circumstances surrounding the death are currently being treated as suspicious, police said.

Mr Ingham had not been seen since he visited his doctor on July 22 although he was not reported as missing until October.

Police said at the time they believed he had met with foul play.

Investigators searched his home and a local rubbish tip in October for clues.

Now the focus will be on scouring the area where the car and body were found, with local police receiving help from NSW police cadaver dogs and the SES.

Identifying the body and conducting a post-mortem will take some time, police said.

Mr Ingham has children and siblings living in Queensland with whom investigators say they are in close contact.

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