TWO children have been found dead after disappearing in Valencia on Thursday.
Guardia Civil found the bodies today after the mother led them to whereabouts of her children, aged just five months and three.
They were buried in different locations near the house their parents, both expats around 30-years-old, had occupied illegally.
Autopsies are now being carried out on the children, buried around 75 metres apart from each other.
They lived with their parents, Gabriel Salvador, from Belgium, and Maria, from Colombia, who both apparently suffer from mental health problems.
The mother has been arrested while the father is being investigated.
Meanwhile, a search of the squatted property has revealed ‘deplorable’ living conditions.
It comes after a neighbour first sounded the alarm when she heard screams early in the morning of Thursday (yesterday) and saw the mother running around naked and covered in blood and being chased by the husband, who was also bloodied.
When police arrived they found the father alone.
He allegedly told them wanted to go back to Belgium because ‘I have nothing to do here’ before saying ‘they are all dead’.
He added that his wife had ‘immersed herself in a pool’ to try and reincarnate the children after drowning them.
Police then found disturbing painting on a wall which read ‘you’re all going to die’ – although this is now believed to have been unrelated to the case.
But it was at that point that more than 100 officers and a helicopter were roped into the search around the house and neighbouring towns in Godella, Rocafort and Moncada.
The mother was found just after 11am today in an oil drum in the vicinity of the house.
She was ‘naked and had scratches all over her face’, as detailed by the Government delegate in the Valencian Community, Juan Carlos Fulgencio.
The parents – who according to sources suffer from psychiatric problems – were taken to the Guardia Civil station in nearby Moncada to make their statements.
There the mother spoke of ‘resuscitating’ the children before finally leading the investigators to their bodies.
Questions are now being raised over why action was not taken to protect the children sooner.
It comes as it was revealed social services had opened a file due to the mental problems of the parents and the neglect towards the minors that could have lead to the withdrawal of the custody.
The home has been described as an ‘island of misery’ in the middle of two of the most prestigious developments in the province of Valencia – Rocafort and Moncada.
The abandoned property is accessed by a stone path only suitable for SUVs hidden by an abandoned olive field and a rugged scrub vegetation.
It is just a few meters from a prestigious English school in Rocafort.
One neighbour said: “”I do not know how they could live there with the children… they do not have electricity or water.”
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