The body of the man, identified as Antonio E. M., is taken away.


Local police officers from Calvia made a gruesome discovery on Saturday afternoon - the burned body of a man whose hands were tied. There was also evidence of a flammable liquid. The discovery was made in a tunnel inside a bunker at the old military battery in El Toro. Earlier on Saturday, relatives of the dead man, a 54-year-old resident of Calvia identified as Antonio E. M., had reported him missing. He had apparently gone for a walk on Friday, taking a backpack with him.

Around half four on Saturday, two walkers found a backpack near to the battery; it contained documentation related to the missing man. It was soon after that the police found the body, there having been an aerial search for him by the Guardia Civil's helicopter. The police initially believed that he had been murdered. But subsequent investigations and an autopsy carried out on Sunday led criminal police officers from the Guardia Civil to conclude that it had been a suicide.


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Simon Tow / Hace over 5 years

Personally I object to the comments made about the Guardia Civil. They are a highly trained and professional security force, and are always on hand if needed, something that doesn´t always occur in th UK.

Whether or not their opinion is correct, I can´t see that covering oneself in petrol, tying your wrists together with a zip tie and then lighting a lighter with your fingers seems to be so implausable to so many of other readers.


Mary / Hace over 5 years

Ridiculous, how can you tie your own hands then burn yourself...walkers beware, I have walked this beautiful route many times before but will be wary in future unless in a large group. Cannot comprehend how suicide is the verdict.


Simon Tow / Hace over 5 years



Larry HENSON / Hace over 5 years

Its not impossible as Tom Jones would say.


Steve Riches / Hace over 5 years

Suicide? Depressed and with tied hands? Pull the other one, it's got bells on it! An easy way out to save proper investigation UNLESS some information is being witheld.


S. / Hace over 5 years

I totally agree with the underwritten comments.. Someone in such a disturbed state of depression, would not tie their hands together. Are the Guardia concluding, that he poured petrol over himself, then tied his hands together, then ignited the fuel ?. Perhaps a much further detailed investigation is demanded here, from another police agency. If the back pack was not next to the deceased. Why ?.


Henrietta / Hace over 5 years

Obviously murder. This is the second death in the last two years where they quickly say it is suicide when obviously it is not.

The Guardian Civil are keener on fining residents driving their cars than finding murderers.


juan love / Hace over 5 years

Suicide.....So were his hands tied or not..??