The body of a man with multiple bullet wounds in the abdomen, arm, and the leg was found by the side of the A-7176 last Sunday. The National Police took charge of the investigation and confirmed that the body was that of a Bulgarian man in his forties.
The body was found at around 9.45am on Sunday in a wooded area by the side of the A-7176, which connects Marbella with Istán. The emergency services reveived a call and immediately sent out a response team including Local and National Police, firefighters and an ambulance to respond to the report.
The body was transferred to the Hospital Clínico in Malaga to carry out tests and examine the trajectories of the different bullets. It was then sent to Malaga's Institute of Legal Medicine on Monday for the autopsy to be carried out. The body has 10 bullet wounds, though some are thought to be wounds from the same bullet made upon entry and exit. Since the autopsy could not be finished on Monday, it was extended for another two days in order for the authorities to determine howmany times the man was shot.
One early line of enquiry suggests that this killing may have been a settling of scores, but police are considering multiple hypotheses in their effort to find out more about the life of the victim and which enemies he might have had.
The man had no police record in Spain so in an effort to find out more about the victim, they have asked Interpol to check his file.