Mummified body discovered near Malaga hospital

LAST UPDATED: 8 Jul, 2012 @ 09:38
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Mummified body discovered near Malaga hospital

By Helen Pierpoint

A MUMMIFIED body has been unearthed on a Malaga building site.

The body, found near Malaga’s Civil Hospital car park, is thought to belong to a man who went missing in December.

Police believe the man, around 40 years of age, could have been dead for up to six months as he was found wearing winter clothing and with personal documentation.

Despite this, officials have exercised caution in identifying the body and are awaiting the results of forensic tests and an autopsy to determine the man’s identity and cause of death.

According to sources, residents of the surrounding areas have been decrying the condition of the abandoned building site and its location between the hospital’s old kitchens and a day centre for Alzheimer’s sufferers for months.

“We’ve been noticing bad smells and complaining about the overwhelming filthiness of the building site for months,” explained local residents.

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