Body in advanced state of decomposition found in a stream on the outskirts of Malaga

Image of Policia Nacional vehicle in Spain.

Image of Policia Nacional vehicle in Spain. Credit: dimbar 76/

A body in an advanced state of decomposition was found in a stream on the outskirts of the city of Malaga this Tuesday, October 24.

Sources close to the investigation informed EFE that the corpse was covered with a blanket and some branches. Specifically, it was located this morning in a stream known as Pocapringue, in the Malaga’s La Huertecilla industrial estate.

According to the first indications, the body could belong to a woman, but due to the state in which it is found, it has not yet been possible to identify it.

A forensic examination of the body will now be conducted in order to determine the identity of the deceased plus their cause of death.

As reported by, the Murder Unit of the National Police has taken charge of the investigation and the investigating court No 13 of Malaga is already aware of the facts.

A charred body was found in a property in the Malaga town of Estepona

In another grim incident this Tuesday morning, the lifeless body of a person was found inside a home in the Malaga town of Estepona.

As reported by the 112 Andalucía Emergency Services, a fire broke out in the property on Monday 23. According to sources close to the case, the body was charred.

The blaze occurred at around 4:50 pm yesterday with a member of the public alerting the 112 switchboard operator to a fire in a rural home in the Puerto de La Palma area of the El Padrón region.

Immediately, the coordinating centre deployed the Fire Brigade, Infoca, patrols from the Local Police and the National Police, along with an ambulance from the 061 Health Emergency Centre (CES).

Local Police sources of Estepona municipality confirmed to 112 that, after the fire was extinguished, emergency personnel found the lifeless body of a person inside the burned property. No further information was revealed by the authorities about the discovery.

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