Human remains have been found at a residential property in the Market Street area of Montrose.
Police officers visited the address at 11.55pm last night (Wednesday November 4) as part of an ongoing missing person enquiry when they made the find.
An investigation into the circumstances is in the very early stages of establishing who the remains belong to and how that person died.
A police spokeperson said: “Our enquiries have taken us to a number of address in the Montrose area where there is likely to be a police presence for some considerable time.
“A man has been detained and is assisting us with enquiries.”