Police find body of missing 8-year-old boy in boot of car in Spain - 'girlfriend of father arrested'

TRAGIC DISCOVERY: The body of Gabriel Cruz Ramirez has been found TRAGIC DISCOVERY: The body of Gabriel Cruz Ramirez has been found Facebook

POLICE in Spain have found the body of eight-year-old Gabriel Cruz who went missing almost two weeks ago when he left his grandmother's house in Las Hortichuelas, a hamlet in the town of Nijar in the province of Almeria.

He had gone to play at a friend's house but he never returned.

Spanish media are reporting that the body of the young boy was found in the boot of the car of the partner of Gabriel's father.

Government minister Juan Ignacio Zoido has confirmed, "I have spoken with Gabriel's parents to convey to them the profound pain and shock of the government and all the Spaniards. We are at your side in this hard moment. There is a detained person, but it is essential to respect the work of the Guardia Civil and not to disseminate rumours."

Spain's Prime Minister Mariana Rajoy has tweeted, "I share with all Spaniards the pain for the loss of Gabriel. Rest in peace. MR"

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