Investigators given more time to look into the death of little Lucía

Lucía's body was found near the train tracks in Pizarra. :: Efe
Lucía's body was found near the train tracks in Pizarra. :: Efe
  • It has not been possible to finish the investigations into the death of the child within the legal time frame

The public prosecutor in Malaga has requested that the case of three-year-old Lucía Vivar, whose body was discovered at the side of the train tracks between Pizarra and Álora at the end of July, should stay open so that investigations can continue.

A report dated 13 December to which the SUR has had access asked to extend the investigation as it has not been possible to reach a conclusion within the legal time frame of six months.

The family of the little girl, who wandered away from the old station building in Pizarra where her parents were dining on the night of 26 July, were skeptical of the official explanation of what had happened, and of how a three year old child could undertake an arduous trek along the tracks in total darkness on her own, before being hit by a passing train next morning.

The family's solicitor has asked for clarification on some twenty points that, in the opinion of the family, have not been explained satisfactorily by the investigation.

One of the points that has not been explained is the bottle of chloroform that was found 700 metres from the station building in the same direction which Lucía took.

Adif and Renfe have also been asked if anyone gave the order to stop the first train of the morning after Lucía's disappearance was reported.