By Euro Weekly News Media • 03 November 2011 • 17:10
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A BODY was found bound and gagged in the trunk of a burning car on the A-31 by Sax.
The body was so badly burnt that at the time of going to press it was not known whether the victim was a man or a woman. An autopsy will determine the victim’s sex, age and whether they where killed before the car was set on fire or burned alive.
It appears that the car hit one of the centre guardrails in the early hours of the morning before coming to a stop in the middle near Km 195.
Investigators have been searching the area where the vehicle as found for any clues that might lead to the perpetrators of this act.
The car’s licence plate is registered in Yecla in Murcia, which is a starting point for investigators. Once the deceased has been identified, this too will help officers unravel the case.
Meanwhile, similar crimes have been witnessed in Vinalopo, according to a spokesman for the Guardia Civil association AUGC. These crimes were related to drug trafficking.
By Nicole Hallett
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