Major update after baby’s headless body found on Spanish tourist beach as autopsy reveals heartbreaking details | The Sun

THE baby whose headless body was found on a Spanish beach was a baby girl aged less than six months.

Forensic experts believe the tot's body was in the water for up to two months before it washed up on the sand in the Costa Dorada resort of Roda de Bera.

Emergency services raced to the scene on Tuesday after a cleaner made the grisly discovery and raised the alarm.

But it has emerged the decomposed body had been seen on the shoreline the previous day, but had been ignored by passers-by who mistook it for a doll.

Initial reports put the youngster’s age at between two to three years

The first autopsy results, however, reveal the youngster was a baby girl aged less than six months when she died.

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Forensic experts have also concluded her body was in the water for between a fortnight and two months, according to local reports.

The baby’s upper torso was missing along with her head – which will make it more difficult for authorities to work out whether she died accidentally or as the result of a crime.

But further tests are now taking place to try to establish a probable cause of death and determine her ethnic origin.

Roda de Bera mayor Pere Virgili said after Tuesday morning’s grim discovery the child could have been on a migrant boat that sank in the Mediterranean.

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He said: “The hypothesis that this baby’s body is another one from this Mare Mortum off our beaches is on the table.”

Virgili also pointed out that the child appeared to be wearing “a bodysuit and a kind of jacket”, adding: "It's not the typical outfit for a kid going to the beach."

Cops quickly cordoned off the beach and moved locals and holidaymakers onto other areas of the sand and urged people to stay away on Tuesday.

Officers confirmed a body had been found on the shoreline.

But the Civil Guard today confirmed it had nothing new to say and was not making any more official statements on the matter for the time being.

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