The hands belonging to the mutilated body of a Colombian savagely murdered and decapitated two weeks ago have been found.
A man walking along the beach on Tuesday, January 17, discovered a hand in the sand near Cabopino, just a kilometer up the coast from where the body was found.
The man alerted the emergency services at 3:17 pm, who then informed the National Police of the macabre discovery.
Police officers later found a second hand in the area, both of which had washed up on the beach.
A forensic examination carried out by the Scientific Police of the National Police confirmed that the hands belonged to Natalia, 46, who had been murdered by her ex-partner in Marbella on January 8.
Leonel, 45, dramatically confessed last week to dismembering her and throwing her remains into the sea.
The National Police took him to the beach and he graphically recounted how he got rid of his body.
The Special Group for Underwater Activities (GEAS) of the Civil Guard has been searching for the severed head for days along several kilometers of the Marbella coastline.
According to sources close to the investigation, the search is continuing but has been hampered by difficult conditions caused by stormy weather.
The divers are focusing their efforts closer to shore, however, so far without success.
The Marbella Town Hall will bear the cost of Natalia’s funeral and the family’s wish is that Natalia be buried in Marbella, the city where she lived.
The investigation is in charge of a judge specializing in Violence against Women from Marbella.