A body found by officers searching the area where a human leg was found behind a Conservative Club in Greater Manchester could be that of a missing 31-year-old.
The remains were discovered on land behind Healey Conservative Club in Whitworth, near Rochdale, shortly before 2.45pm on Sunday.
Officers said that although a formal identification had not yet taken place, police believe there is a "strong possibility" that the body is that of Heath Nield.
Mr Nield went missing from his home in Rochdale Road, Bacup, in July.
Lancashire Police say it appears to have been there for some time and is badly decomposed.
There is no indication of the sex or age of the body.
A police statement said: "Mr Nield's family have been made aware of the latest development."
Further forensic tests will take place to confirm the identity of the body.
The Conservative Club declined to comment.