Body of woman found in boat

CABO DE GATA: An inflatable boat was spotted drifting off the coast.

THE body of a woman in an advanced state of decomposition has been found in a badly burned inflatable boat off the coast of the Cabo de Gata-Nijar natural park. The dinghy was spotted drifting close to Calas de la Vela Blanca.

The coastguard and Guardia Civil were alerted and a maritime rescue boat was used to tow the boat to the city port. The woman was said to be wearing a bikini top and police said there were no obvious signs of violence. 

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The investigation into the cause of her death has now been passed over to the Judicial Police, who were in the process of performing a post-mortem after the body was transferred to Almeria’s Institute of Legal Medicine.

The Guardia Civil have been tasked with delving into the circumstances surrounding her discovery.


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