The Basque police continue to search for human remains

The Basque police continue to search for human remains
CREDIT: Ertzaintza

THE BASQUE police, the Ertzaintza, are searching for more human remains on Getxo seafront in Vizcaya, after having found some on Sunday and Monday on Arrigunaga Beach which showed signs of criminal activity.

According to the Basque Government Security Department, the investigation into the find is ongoing to determine who the remains belong to and how they arrived on the beach.


A passerby found a leg on the beach which was later taken to the Forensic Pathology Service to be analysed. On Monday, January 11, the Ertzaintza found more remains, some of them in a rubbish container.

They will try to identify the remains using DNA samples from missing people.

Meanwhile, the search continues on the coastline and in the sea, with the help of divers, a ship and the canine unit.

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Jennifer Leighfield, born in Salisbury, UK; resident in Malaga, Spain since 1989. Degree in Translation and Interpreting in Spanish, French and English from Malaga University (2005), specialising in Crime, Forensic Medicine and Genetics.Published translations include three books by Richard Handscombe. Worked with Euro Weekly News since November 2006. Well-travelled throughout Spain and the rest of the world, fan of Harry Potter and most things ‘geek’.


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