Malaga shopkeepers suspicious death on the Costa del Sol

POLICÍA Nacional is investigating the strange circumstances surrounding the death of a shopkeeper in his 70s whose body was found on Tuesday in the La Palmailla neighbourhood of Malaga. Family members informed the officers that they found the victim handcuffed in their home.

The events happened around 9 p.m. in a block of flats on Calle Joaquín Pizarro and Despistal. Apparently, the man was found in his home, which is located above the grocery store that the family has been running for years. It was his wife and one of his children who, upon entering the house, discovered his lifeless body and raised the alarm. The first officers to arrive at the scene confirmed the death and requested Grupo de Homicidios and the Policía Científica to attend.

Investigators will now have to shed light on the cause of death as according to relatives the shopkeeper’s body was handcuffed, so they suspect he may have been the victim of a robbery. The victim was well known in the neighbourhood, where he had lived all his life. If it does become a murder investigation, it would be the second in the last month, after the death of Mateo, a 74-year-old retiree, who was hit by a lost bullet while he was in his living room.

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