Tragic end for missing man


NATIONAL POLICE investigators have confirmed that a partially decomposed body found in Velez-Malaga by a municipal worker on Monday, September 5, is that of 77-year-old Porfirio Gutierrez, who had been missing since March.

His remains were found near El Romeral School, beside a fence that separates the building from an adjacent housing estate.

Relatives of the deceased confirmed his identification on Tuesday, September 6, recognising the clothes he was wearing when he vanished.

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Mr Gutierrez suffered from Alzheimer’s disease and was reported missing in March. He had died of natural causes.

 leading to a 50-strong search team unsuccessfully combing the area around his home. A post mortem has concluded that he died of natural causes.




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