A fisherman has found this Friday morning a corpse floating in the sea in the vicinity of Cape Peñas (Asturias), in the council of Gozón, the same area in which Sandra Bermejo, a Madrid psychologist from Madrid, disappeared on November 8. 32 years old living in Gijón.
However, this Saturday Civil Guard agents have confirmed that the remains found do not correspond to those of the young woman.
The body was found on a small beach that forms at low tide at the foot of the cliffs and was in an advanced state of decomposition, for which a comparison of DNA tests has been necessary to identify who it corresponds to.
Police sources have recalled that in the same area there are other people who have been missing for a long time.
Antonio Santamaría, a fisherman residing in Candás, usually goes fishing in the Cabo Peñas area.
As he has recounted, it was when he descended by land to the area where a beach is formed at low tide when he saw some remains, which were very decomposed.
The man notified 112-Asturias, which put the Civil Guard on alert.
This, after verifying the finding, alerted the Specialized and Violent Crime Unit (UDEV) of the National Police, responsible for the investigation since the disappearance of the young woman, who had been living and working in Gijón for two years.
Image released by the SosDesaparecidos association about the disappearance of Sandra Bermejo.
The researchers who have been combing the vicinity of Cape Peñas for weeks have had to deal with the adverse weather conditions of recent weeks in this steep and difficult and dangerous place to access.
The waves and the successive storms that have passed through the north of the peninsula have complicated the work of the boats of the National Police and the Civil Guard, which have navigated in those waters in search of traces or clues about the whereabouts of Sandra Bermejo.
The main theory about the disappearance of the young woman from Madrid, who had apparently made a life rich in friendships and friends in Gijón, has revolved around the possibility that she suffered an accident, because it is a very abrupt area or that it is a possible “voluntary disappearance”, although the family denies that they had any reason for it.
In fact, it was her classmates from her drama class who missed her the same day she stopped answering calls.
The SOS desaparecidos association even spread the possibility that third parties had intervened in her disappearance, without the police having confirmed this possibility.
The Bermejo track was lost on the afternoon of November 8 in the area of Cape Peñas, whose cliffs over 100 meters high offer a spectacular landscape.
The woman's car, a fan of hiking and knowledgeable about that area, was found there, in a closed parking area with no signs of having been broken into.
Her backpack was inside the vehicle with her things inside it, including the bag with the documentation and bank cards.
The Police search a cliff in Asturias for Sandra Bermejo, 32, who disappeared a week ago
Apparently, the missing woman only had her mobile phone on her.
But, according to police sources, she stopped issuing a signal around 5:00 p.m. on the 8th from that area, according to the geolocation data analyzed by the Police.
The day Bermejo disappeared, she did not meet with his theater group, as he had planned, nor did she answer the calls of his friends.
The police and the Civil Guard have searched the cliffs and the nearby waters with helicopters, drones and dogs, but always with the hypothesis that the young woman could have suffered an accident in that place.
During this search period, only one female white T-shirt has been found, although Bermejo's relatives could not confirm if it belonged to her.
The Sunday after Bermejo's disappearance, the body of a man over 80 years of age who had accidentally fallen into the void the day before was found.
The body now found will be subjected to DNA tests to conclude if it corresponds to the missing person.
The Gijón court that is investigating the case has ordered the secrecy of the proceedings before the process, which began when some friends of the psychologist notified her relatives that they could not hear from her.
The family met a few days ago with police officials to learn first-hand about the development of the investigations when they were dissatisfied with the hypothesis of voluntary disappearance, or with that of the accident, since Bermejo knew the area to go for a walk.
Maritime raid in search of Sandra Bermejo, yesterday. Eloy Alonso (EFE)