A human skeleton has been discovered by a trekker in the mountains behind Otívar, Granada. The remains correspond to a 1.80m-tall male, dressed in sports clothes – no identity documents were found.
The Guardia Civil were ferried up there (Peña Partida) two days later – there had been bad weather in the meantime – in a helicopter to retrieve the remains from the bottom of a barranco, where they were found by the walker.
The police combed the area, although with some difficulty, owing to the nature of the terrain, in search of a wallet or anything that might provide a clue to the man’s identity – nothing was found.
First indications are that the person died about a year ago, probably whilst out walking and could have slipped and fallen down the steep side of the barranco.
The Guardia Civil have been going through all the missing-person reports within that time period whilst waiting for a DNA analysis.
Stop Press: Pending these DNA results, the police are looking into the possibility that the remains might be those of 63-year-old, Gordon Simm from Nerja, who disappeared in July. He had set out on an excursion in the Río Chillar area. The subsequent helicopter and foot searches covered Los Castillejos and Peña Escrita. Nothing was found.
(News: Otivar, Rio Verde, Costa Tropical, Granada, Andalucia)