SPAIN’S National Police force is investigating the death of a forty-year-old man in a Costa Blanca fire.
Although from Petrer, he lived in a rented two-storey house in the Numancia neighbourhood of Elda where he was found lying in a passage on the ground floor.
The doors and windows were shut and the flames had only affected the sitting room where police investigators found ten wraps of cocaine and €200 in cash.
The owner of the property, accompanied by another person, rang the 112 emergency number when they saw that the house was on fire.
On entering the house, firefighters from the Elda brigade were immediately confronted by the dead man, sources revealed.
Medics called to the scene could only certify the death of the victim whose body has been transferred to the Institute of Legal Medicine in Alicante City for a post mortem.
Meanwhile, forensic officers are carrying out a meticulous search to discover how and why the fire began.