Violent death: Body of missing octogenarian discovered in Spain

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Violent death: Body of missing octogenarian discovered in Spain

Violent death: Body of missing octogenarian discovered in Spain’s Almeria.

Officers from the National Police confirmed on Wednesday, December 22, that Francisco López had died in a violent manner. The 82-year-old man had gone missing in early December. The body was discovered on Tuesday in El Ejido’s Almerimar.

According to the Provincial Police Station of Almerimar, the body discovered on Tuesday belongs to the missing man. The police confirmed: “Apparently, there are signs of violence so the judge has decreed a secrecy summary.”

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The elderly man’s body was discovered on Tuesday afternoon at around 1pm. It appears the man had died days before his body was discovered.

According to the SOS Desaparecidos association, Francisco had gone missing on December 2, from the town of Santa María del Águila. Reportedly the association identified the body. The alert for the missing man has now been deactivated and posters now show that Francisco has been located but is deceased.


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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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