Police in Sa Pobla near the scene of the crime. | Alejandro Sepúlveda

A woman and her child, believed to be seven years old, were found dead at a house in Sa Pobla on Monday afternoon. The woman has been named as Guarda Ouchene, 28. She was three months pregnant.

Sa Pobla police went to an address on the Carrer Santa Catalina Tomás at around half four. It is not clear who contacted the police, who found the two bodies on the ground floor of the property. There were signs of great violence.

The Guardia Civil have taken charge of the investigation. It is being reported that the woman had been given a protection order because of gender violence and that she and her husband were in the process of separation. The National Police are understood to have arrested the suspected murderer in Palma.

Indications are that the woman and child had been dead for at least a day.