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Coroner visits Leveson search site

AAP logoAAP 14/11/2016 Anna Hitchings

The NSW deputy coroner and a barrister for Matthew Leveson's former partner have visited the bushland site where the search for the missing man's remains dragged on for a sixth day.

Deputy State Coroner Elaine Truscott arrived on Tuesday afternoon at the roadside scene in the Royal National Park near Waterfall, south of Sydney, where investigators have been looking for the 20-year-old's body since Thursday.

The coroner was soon followed by the barrister for Michael Atkins, Mr Leveson's former boyfriend who was acquitted of his murder in 2009.

Mr Atkins led investigators to the potential burial site late last week after he was offered immunity from prosecution for perjury and contempt of court in return for providing police with information that leads to Mr Leveson's body.

Both visitors, who arrived separately on Tuesday, surveyed the scene with investigators for about two hours.

The search for Mr Leveson's remains has yielded no significant results after nearly a week of extensive searching.

Sniffer dogs scoured the area on Tuesday, where excavating trucks have dug up several thousand square metres of scrub and bush since last week.

A white sneaker was unearthed on Friday and a second, unidentified object the following day, which police swiftly whisked away.

It is believed the unidentified item was described as "insignificant" by police.

Barrister Claire Wasley, who did not respond to reporters' questions on Tuesday, represented Mr Atkins at the inquest.

NSW Justice says there is no time limit for Mr Atkins to aid police in discovering the location of Mr Leveson's body, but that "at some point an assessment could be made whether he had failed to satisfy the condition".

Mr Leveson's family and friends have kept up a daily vigil at the search site.

However, police are believed to be considering wrapping up the search if no breakthrough is achieved by the end of the week.

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