TOXICOLOGY reports will this week confirm whether the bodies of missing youngsters Ruth and Jose Breton were burnt on a bonfire at their grandfather’s estate near Cordoba.
It comes after an independent forensic report into remains found two days after they disappeared claimed they were of the two children.
While police had originally claimed they belonged to an animal, the findings have now been provisionally backed by a second report, commissioned by the government.
The report, to be officially confirmed by Spain’s Toxicology Institute, this week, apparently confirms that the teeth and bones are those of two young children aged two and six.
They had been burned at a temperature of 800 degrees so that the remains were cremated and DNA would have been destroyed.
Father Jose Breton, who has been in custody since October 2011, is now expected to be formally charged with their murder.
Questions are now being asked as to why the police failed to correctly identify the remains in the early stages of the investigation.