THE human remains of up to 300 bodies have been found in cardboard boxes in a locked room of a cemetery in Manacor.
Two Councillors from the Manacor City Council have discovered the remains in a walled-up area of the Manacor cemetery earlier this week.
The grim discovery came as the councillors conducted a routine visit of the site to learn about the current state of the graveyard.
They noticed a boarded-up room and asked the head of the facility to open it. It was there that they discovered numerous cardboard boxes filled with human bones, all of which are unidentified.
Following the initial discovery, a further closed-up room was opened where they then discovered the whole skeletal remains of up to 300 bodies stacked on to of each other.
The city council immediately informed the police and judicial authorities. They are conducting a full investigation into the reason the bodies were there.
A statement from the Consistory reads: “It seems that we are facing a case of malpractice. Everything indicates that the bodies were transferred during the renovation works of 1982-83 then they were not returned to the corresponding locations once the work was finished,”
“Although it is a situation created years ago and not solved until today, for the moment, we ask for prudence. It is not ruled out to ask for explanations and responsibilities,” the statement concludes