The remains of a baby found on a beach in Roda de Beira, Spain, on Tuesday belonged to an infant of about six months old.
It has been confirmed by the Spanish Civil Guard, after forensic investigations are now complete.
There were initial reports that the child was thought to be a boy between the ages of two and three, but it has now been proven to be a girl.
The Spanish Civil Guard is in charge of the investigation now underway.
El País writes that the police are still working to identify the girl and whether anything criminal has occurred.
Police in Roda de Beira, south of Barcelona, have received reports of the discovery of a headless body on the beach, at 08.30 on Tuesday this week.
It was the beach cleaner who discovered the remains and raised the alarm.
The child was missing several parts of his body when it was found, including the head. Several local media reported that the corpse had gone a long way in the process of decomposition.
Maybe from a migrant boat
Several samples from the body have now been sent to the forensic department of the Norwegian Civil Guard, in the hope of determining the cause of death.
The city’s mayor, Per Virgili, told the online newspaper on Tuesday Noticias One hypothesis is that the child was on a migrant boat.
It remains uncertain how long the child was in the water before being washed ashore.
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