A 13-week-old foetus was found dead next to a rubbish container and was discovered by a local resident of the central district of Madrid.
The man had been taking his rubbish out early last Saturday morning and was surprised to find a blood stain next to a plastic bag by the bins and decided to open it.
It was then that the horrific discovery was made.
The individual immediately contacted the local police, who proceeded to alert the Homicide agents of the Judicial Police Brigade and the Scientific Police. Subsequently, the judge authorised the transfer of the remains to the Anatomical Forensic Institute in Madrid.
According to El Mundo, the initial investigations suggests that the foetus had not been in the bag long and police are investigating the area to try to find out if any woman in the vicinity had had an abortion and deposited of the foetus by the bins located on Costanilla street in San Vicente, on the corner with La Palma street, in the central district of Madrid.