Investigators at the scene of the incident. | Alejandro Sepúlveda

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The burned body of a man was found yesterday morning after calls to 112 said that there was a pillar of smoke in a wooded area between La Vileta and Son Vida in Palma.

The calls came in around half nine. Palma firefighters and police went to the scene off a road leading to the Son Quint quarries. When they arrived, they discovered the body. There were no flames and the body was completely charred.

The National Police are looking for some evidence with which they can identify the body. It has been concluded that the man had set fire to himself.