Kathmandu, November 3:

Remains of a female that were found in the Nagarjun forest yesterday will soon be sent abroad for DNA test, police said today.

Pradhumna KC, Deputy Superintendent of Police at the Valley Crime Investigation Branch (VCIB), Hanumandhoka, said the remains have been sent to the Tribhuvan University Teaching Hospital for forensic test. “After the forensic test, the remains will be sent to a foreign country for DNA test,” he said.

Only a DNA test would help find out whether the remains were that of the missing French lady Celine Henry.

“A preliminary investigation indicated that the remains might be of the French lady, but a conclusion can be drawn only after the DNA test,” he added.

A joint team of the Nepal Police, Nepali Army and French embassy officials had found the remains in the forest. Police found skull, thigh bones and leg bones as well as female

sandles and underwears. Henry had been missing since September 3, 2005.

The body of a German woman Sabine Grueneklee, 31, who had been missing since September 15, 2005, was found in the forest on February 11.

The police at the time said both women had registered their names at the entrance to the Nagarjun forest, adding there was no evidence suggesting they had come out of the jungle.