Man Charged Over Human Remains 'Tomb Van' Find
PRESS ASSOCIATION -- A man has appeared in court charged with disposing of a body as detectives continue their investigation into a double murder.
Police investigating the deaths of boxer Brett Flournoy and David Griffiths, who disappeared in June, have found the remains of at least one body and a fire damaged van buried on farmland.
Ross Stone, 28, appeared before Bodmin magistrates charged with disposing a corpse to obstruct a coroner. He was remanded in custody to appear at Truro Crown Court on July 22.
Detectives said they found human remains and a van full of soil on land at Trenance Downs, north of St Austell.
A spokesman for Devon and Cornwall Police said: "Ross Jan Stone, 28 years old, of Trenance Downs, St Austell, has been charged on the 15th July 2011 with the offence of disposing a corpse to obstruct a coroner. He has been remanded in custody to appear at Truro Crown Court at 10am on 22nd July 2011."
Mr Flournoy and Mr Griffiths disappeared after travelling to Cornwall in a Citroen Berlingo van on what police called a "social visit".
Detective Inspector Costa Nassaris said: "We believe this is the Citroen Berlingo van we've been looking for, although we haven't been able to positively identify the vehicle at this time as it has extensive fire damage and it's currently full of soil.
"We also believe we've uncovered the remains of at least one individual. A full forensic examination is now taking place."
He said both men's families had been informed of the discovery.
Mr Flournoy, from the Wirral, Merseyside, and Mr Griffiths, originally from Plymouth but living in Bracknell, Berkshire, were last seen on Thursday June 16 and were known to have arrived in Cornwall at around 7.30pm that night.