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Body of missing doctor found in Manilva

Firefighters searching a reservoir in the area.
Firefighters searching a reservoir in the area. / Charo Márquez
  • The family of the 54-year-old, named only as J. P. S., alerted the Guardia Civil when he didn't turn up to work on Tuesday

The body of a doctor reported missing in Manilva on Tuesday has been found.

The body of the 54-year-old man, named only as J. P. S., was found in the basement of an abandoned construction site on the Doña Pilar development on Wednesday. His death is not being treated as suspicious.

The search began on Tuesday after J. P. S. failed to show up for work at the local health centre. The doctor was last seen in the early hours of Monday morning.

His family informed the Guardia Civil of his disappearance on Tuesday, sparking a search led by Guardia Civil and Local Police officers, which had at its disposal a canine unit and a helicopter, as well as many volunteers.

The town hall published a photo of the individual so that residents could provide information.