Human skeleton discovered half-buried in a river

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Human skeleton discovered half-buried in a river
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Human skeleton discovered half-buried in a river in Spain’s Lleida.

The Mossos d’Esquadra were alerted after a worker for the Generalitat discovered the remains of a foot and a leg.

The Mossos d’Esquadra sped into action. On Wednesday, October 13 they discovered the half-buried skeleton. The skeleton was discovered in a stream of the river Noguera Ribagorçana in Albesa in Lleida.

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According to sources from the Catalan Police speaking to Europa Press, the police are awaiting autopsy results at the moment. An investigation has been opened already but the autopsy data is needed to help the investigation progress.

The worker of the Generalitat alerted the Mossos d’Esquadra to the discovery of the partial remains. Officers from the Mossos d’Esquadra then found the rest of the remains.

According to reports, the initial discovery of the foot and leg was made at midday. The rest of the skeleton was then discovered surrounded by roots. Work began to recover the skeleton which was half-buried. The skeleton was finally recovered after 8pm.


No further details of the shocking discovery are known at this time. The investigation continues.


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Alex Glenn is a reporter for Spain’s largest English-speaking newspaper, Euro Weekly News. Formerly she worked in the NHS for 15 years until relocating to Spain in 2018. She loves the Spanish lifestyle, language and culture and spent several years learning Spanish before moving to Spain for a better quality of life. She has made her home in the mountains in Almeria, where she loves being part of a rural community that has a mix of both expats and Spanish residents. In her spare time, she enjoys hiking, reading and exploring the area where she lives.

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