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THE body found by the side of the AP-7 on the Costa del Sol last week may have been dumped there, police have revealed. 

The 39-year-old man’s corpse, which was found in an advanced state of decomposition, was found last Monday between Mijas and Marbella.

Initial investigations have since discovered the body shows signs of violence.

A full autopsy is being performed today to find out the cause of death.

It was first speculated the victim had suffered an accident since an abandoned motorbike was found nearby.

Police hypothesised that he may have fell off his vehicle and into the poorly lit area on the side of the road without anyone seeing the crash.

Authorities said the body, found at kilometre 183, showed no wounds big enough to be seen by the naked eye, but that were still wounds of a violent nature.

Two forensic doctors will carry out the autopsy at the Institute of Legal Medicine in Malaga today.

The case has similarities with an incident in May which saw a wounded woman and be thrown from a moving car along with the corpse of her partner on the A-7.

The corpse showed signs of having been tortured.

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