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DNA tests show bones found during search are not Dana's

Guardia Civil and experts looking for clues near Arenas.
Guardia Civil and experts looking for clues near Arenas. / E. C.
  • More than 300 people took part in a search for the body of missing Romanian woman in the Axarquía

Forensic tests have shown that bones found during last Saturday's search for Dana Leonte's body do not belong to the missing Romanian woman.

More than 300 people participated in the search in the mountains around Arenas, Sedella and Salaraes, including Guardia Civil, fire and civil protection officers, hunters and mountaineers as well an army helicopter. Clothes found were also dismissed as they do not correspond with what Leonte is believed to have been wearing on the day of her disappearance.

Meanwhile, a number of people gave witness statements last week during the investigation of Sergio Ruiz; Leonte's partner and only suspect in her murder. Ruiz's former partner and mother of his first child said he was a "violent and aggressive person" whom she had previously denounced for domestic violence.