Palma.—The National Police were yesterday eagerly awaiting the results of the autopsy of the male body found near Can Pastilla inside a tent and with two plastic bags over his head and in an advanced state of decomposition.

Until the full results have been available, investigators can not speculate on the cause of death.
However, sources close to the investigation into the body of another man found late on Monday evening in woodland neat Lloret along the old Sineu road have revealed that the investigation is moving very swiftly and that the police “have sufficient leads”.

It is thought that the body is that of 52-year-old Jose Alameda, who disappeared from his home in Palma last Thursday.
Both the National Police homicide squad and the Guardia Civil are working on the case.
The body was found gagged and lying under a sheet. The victim's entire head had apparently been bandaged with gaffer tap and there were signs of extreme violence.

Sources revealed yesterday that the 52-year-old had a criminal record and had apparently been arrested on two occasions for drug trafficking.
The National Police and the Guardia Civil were continuing to cross check their evidence and findings yesterday but it appears that the motive for the murder was robbery.

Officers searched the victim's Palma house yesterday and there were apparently signs those responsible for Jose Alameda's death had stolen money from the property and that there was evidence strongly suggesting that the victim was still involved in dealing drugs.

What the police do not yet know is if Alameda knew his killers but they do know that he could have been killed a few days before the body was found.
Both autopsy results are going to prove crucial.


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