Human remains have been exhumed from the Jingili Cemetery due to fresh lines of enquiry into a historic cold case.
NT Police are investigating multiple missing person cold cases following advancements in DNA technology.
It is believed the remains being exhumed are related to the dead baby in the post case in 1965.
Detective Superintendent Jon Beer says it is rarely done by police.
“Northern Territory Police do not often exhume human remains for testing but we are hopeful the advancements in identification technology will allow us to bring closure to families across the Territory and in some circumstances across Australia.”
He says there are 64 unidentified human remains (UHR) in the NT and families of missing persons are encouraged to provide police with their DNA.
“This DNA will then be compared with UHR from all over Australia and may provide the information needed to solve these cases.”