The lifeless body of the young German man, Stefan Zablotny, whose disappearance was reported last Monday in Rincón de la Victoria, was found on Sunday in a rural area of the town.
The SOS Desaparecidos missing persons association published a message stating that he had been found dead, without giving further details.
Guardia Civil officers have taken over the investigation and the main hypothesis being considered is that the young man took his own life.
The 32-year-old German had lived in the town for just six weeks with his partner. She had reported Stefan missing after returning from work and not finding him at home.