By Ron Howells • 25 August 2021 • 9:29
Police in Barcelona investigate the violent death" of a two-year-old boy found dead in a hotel room. image: Wikipedia
Police in Barcelona investigate the violent death” of a two-year-old boy who was found dead in a hotel room.
The Mossos d’Esquadra- the autonomous police force responsible for law enforcement in Catalonia- are investigating the “violent death” of a two-year-old boy who was found dead in a hotel room in the Sants-Montjuïc district of Barcelona on Tuesday night, August 24, the Catalan police reported in a release.
According to Cadena Ser, the boy arrived at the Concordia hotel with his father, who was separating from his mother and who supposedly sent her messages warning her that she would “regret it.”
The Catalan police said they are carrying out “steps to find out who was responsible” for the child’s death and clarify the circumstances leading to the event,.
Police were alerted to the incident through a call to the 112 emergency services, sources from the Mossos, according to the Europa Press.
The first to arrive at the scene were agents from the Urban Guard, at around 10:30 p.m., followed by paramedics from the Sistema d’Emergències Mèdiques (SEM). The health workers reported finding the child unconscious and with a purple face, and despite valiant attempts, they could not revive him and he was pronounced dead at the scene.
The criminal investigation division of the North Metropolitan Police Region of the Mossos has taken charge of the investigation, under the auspices of the Investigating Court currently on duty in Barcelona- the judge has ordered the proceedings to be carried out secretly.
The father remains the main suspect in the case.
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