THE dead body of Alejandro, a three-year-old boy who went missing on February 9, has been found floating in a reservoir in Cala del Moral (Rincon de la Victoria).
The mother’s partner, Antonio AA, was in charge of the child at the time of his disappearance, and gave several different versions of how he had lost sight of him.
He alerted the authorities at around 5.15pm and said that he had lost him in a shopping centre in La Cala, after he had picked him up from school.
However, after 40 minutes of searching inside the store, the officers told him they would check the surveillance cameras, and he changed his story, saying that he had lost sight of the child around the area of La Cala beach.
After watching the tapes, officers confirmed the child had not been in the shopping centre that day.
The search was again unfruitful and it was extended to the Arroyo de Totalan and the Peñon del Cuervo. After that, the authorities decided to carry out a reconstruction of the events leading to the child’s disappearance.
Finally, according to the information released by the Guardia Civil, the man admitted that he had thrown Alejandro into the sea, although he later said the child had fallen into the water.
The stepfather was taken into custody, where he remains. The child’s mother has also been taken into custody.
The body was taken from the water at around 4am and will undergo a post mortem examination.
Almost 50 people, including Guardia Civil officers, Local Police officers, firefighters and volunteers, took part in the search operation.
Malaga Council has announced a gathering scheduled for today (Tuesday, February 10) at 12pm, in remembrance of Alejandro.