By Alex Glenn • 09 August 2021 • 15:00
Guardia civil investigate possible murder suicide in Spain’s Cadiz Credit: Pixabay
Guardia civil investigate a possible murder suicide in Spain’s Cadiz after the death of a 65-year-old woman who is believed to have fatally wounded her 73-year-old husband before killing herself.
The 65-year-old woman is believed to have thrown herself from the roof of a home in Cadiz’s Barbate. The current hypothesis of the Guardia civil is that before she threw herself from the roof, she fatally attacked her husband.
The shocking events happened on Sunday, August 8. Officers headed to a property in Barbate shortly before midnight after it was reported that a woman had fallen from a roof. Once there the officers were able to confirm that the fall was in fact a suicide.
The officers had been carrying out their investigation on the rooftop but as they headed back inside using the stairs they heard a voice. The voice was coming from one of the flats and it was a call for help. The officers had discovered keys on the roof and with these they were able to gain access to the property.
As reported La Vanguardia, “According to the Guardia Civil, the officers then found a badly injured person, so they immediately alerted the health services who were in the street with the woman, for whom nothing could be done to save her life.”
The emergency services attempted to resuscitate and stabilise the man. Due to his serious injuries he needed to be transferred by ambulance to the Puerta del Mar Hospital. He was considered to be in a critical condition at this time.
Sadly, today Monday, August 9, the man died at 3:20 AM in the morning due to the injuries that he had sustained. The Guardia civil officers are working on the premise that the woman had injured the man, and it was these injuries that had sadly led to his death.
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Originally from the UK, Alex is based in Almeria and is a web reporter for The Euro Weekly News covering international and Spanish national news.
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