An investigation has been launched after the mysterious find of a woman’s body which was spotted floating next to a jetty on a beach in Benalmádena off Spain’s Costa del Sol yesterday.
National Police officers are investigating the circumstances of the death of the woman whose body was found yesterday floating in the water off the Costa del Sol.
It appears the woman was a 51-year-old tourist of Chinese origin who had been reported missing the day before, on the eve of the Epiphany. According to the sources consulted by Euro Weekly News, the woman was staying with her family in a hotel in Torremolinos.
The Andalusian Emergency Service 112 received a call at 9.10 a.m. alerting them to the discovery of the body.
A man who had been fishing on the jetty in front of the Torrequebrada casino was the one who sounded the alarm when he saw a body floating face down in the water. During the call the man reported that the body appeared to be that of a woman.
The area was cordoned off on the arrival of the Civil Guard and Spanish National Police who were deployed to the area, as were firefighters and paramedics.
The authorities activated the judicial committee for the removal of the body, before being taken to the Malaga forensic institute.
The investigation, which has been taken over by the National Police, focuses on determining the cause of death, since the woman was dressed when her body was found at sea and was staying in a hotel with her family.