Human bones found in Mijas and Arenas
By Oliver McIntyre HUMAN skeletal remains were found in countryside areas of Mijas and Arenas (near VélezMálalga) on Thursday of last week, in two unrelated cases that are now being investigated by the Guardia Civil, which is trying to determine the identities of the two individuals.
While full autopsy results are awaited, there has been no indication of signs of violence in either case, though in both instances the remains were dismembered or had parts missing, apparently due to the passage of time or the work of animals. The exact locations where the finds were made have not been made public.
Initial reports indicate the Mijas remains may date from at least two and possibly more than three years ago, while the Arenas remains are believed to be of a man who died more recently, though no timeframe has yet been specified.
The Mijas find was made by workers who discovered the bones and contacted the Guardia Civil. Officers deter- mined the remains appeared to be from a person, though part of the skull was missing.
In the Arenas case, a local man initially found the remains of a head, and Guardia Civil officers dispatched to the scene then located the rest of the body.
In both cases the remains have been taken to Málaga’s Legal Medicine Institute for forensic tests in an effort to determine the time and cause of the deaths, and the identity of the two individuals.
Investigators are also reviewing missing-person cases from recent years to determine any possible matches.
The remains are undergoing forensic testing at the Legal Medicine Institute, located at Málaga's Ciudad de la Justicia