Another CAVE DEATH IN Spain As Body Found

Another CAVE DEATH IN Spain As Body Found

Macabre Discovery in Nerja Cave: Body of 60-Year-Old Man Found

Nerja, Spain, June 24, 2024 — A grim discovery was made on Tuesday afternoon in one of the many caves along the middle and lower reaches of the Chíllar River in Nerja, a popular beauty spot on the eastern stretch of the Costa del Sol. The body of a 60-year-old man was found inside one of the caves, where he was reportedly living with others.

Initial examinations of the body showed no signs of violence, leading authorities to suspect a natural death. However, the exact cause of death will be determined by an autopsy to be conducted in Malaga city.

The emergency services were alerted shortly after 4:30 PM when a call was made to the 112 Andalucía emergency number about a deceased person in a cave located near the riverbed of the Nerja River, adjacent to the municipal sports center. Local Police, Guardia Civil, and emergency health services were immediately notified.

Guardia Civil officers conducted a visual inspection of the area before removing the body.

This discovery comes in the wake of two violent deaths last year in the nearby hamlet of Maro. The first incident occurred in late March on a farm near the road leading to the beach. The 69-year-old foreign victim was beaten to death after allegedly evicting a friend from his property. Among the four alleged attackers was a former professional boxer. The body was discovered by a neighbor the following day.

In a separate incident in September, a German man living in a cave in the Barranco de Maro area was beaten to death with a stick and stones. The Guardia Civil in Nerja arrested another German man in connection with the fatal attack, which was reportedly the result of a prolonged personal dispute.

Authorities continue to investigate the recent death to confirm whether it was indeed natural or if foul play was involved. The community remains on edge as they await further details from the ongoing investigation.

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