An agent of the Civil Guard, in a file photograph. Europa Press
The Local Police of Las Gabias (Granada, 22,312 inhabitants) and members of the fire department have found dead on Saturday morning a pregnant woman, whose age has not yet transcended, and her three-year-old son, in a house in the town of Granada. At 9.10, the Emergency Service 112 of the Balearic Islands has transferred a call to that same service in Andalusia from the owner of the property and partner of the deceased, reporting an apparent theft in an urbanization on the outskirts of the town. When the agents and firefighters have managed to enter the home, they have found the two deceased people and smoke, apparently from the failed attempt to set fire to a mattress. The investigation focuses on determining whether it is a case of gender violence or a homicide.
María Merinda Sádaba, mayor of Las Gabias, explained that police officers went to the place to attend a robbery, but when they arrived, the door was closed, there were no signs of violence, nor any other sign that indicated that something was happening there. They contacted the Balearic Islands again and the couple told them to insist because something was happening, since she did not return the calls. "It has to be inside, it has to be inside, open the door," the husband insisted. Through the windows they verified, says Sádaba, that there was a large pool of blood. Given the impossibility of the local police to break down the door, it has been the firefighters who have done so.
Inside there was "a lot of white, cold smoke, as if everything had started a while ago," says the mayor, "apparently they set fire to a mattress, but it has not burned, although it has thrown that smoke." Upon entering they found the two victims. Sádaba has said that "it is not known if it is gender violence yet, the investigation continues and they have not confirmed us in one sense or another yet. Theft seems that neither because there was nothing forced. Whoever entered [has done so] by their own means, with their key, or they have opened the door."
Hours after the event, the identity of the victims is unknown, little known in the town, since they lived on the outskirts, in the Los Chopos urbanization, in a house with a tile at the entrance that indicates their name, Las Buganvillas. The couple, an airplane pilot, was on work in the Balearic Islands. Now, it will be the autopsy and the Civil Guard, which investigates the case, that determine the causes of death.