… in an inaccessible area of Ponta de São Lourenço
A number of sources report that the body found yesterday afternoon in Caniçal was in a “high state of decomposition”, according to the police.
The GNR “Protection and Relief Intervention Team” went to Ponta de São Lourenço in Caniçal following a report that a body had been seen prostrate among rocks in an area that is difficult to reach. The rescue operation entailed descending a cliff and lifting the decomposed body onto a stretcher, to a path, and then carrying the body to the road.
The state of decomposition in which the body was found makes the authorities suppose that death occurred a “long ago”, and forensic police were called to the scene to gather evidence. The body will now be subjected to an autopsy to confirm the identity and ascertain the causes of death.
At the moment, there is a suspicion that the body is that of a foreign woman who disappeared at the end of last year in Ponta de São Lourenço, but the authorities have not yet confirmed this suspicion.
The Diario details that the body was found at Ponta do Castelo: