by Paulo Marcelino
The PJ believes that the bones that were discovered at a cliff near Beliche beach, in Sagres, belong to Alexandra, the 18-month-old baby that was taken by her father after he murdered the child’s mother at Canavial beach, in Lagos, on the 10th of July last year.
The skull and a femur were located on a cliff ledge, 15 metres away from the water and at a distance of 20 metres from the rock’s top. They were discovered on Tuesday evening, at around 11 p.m., by two fishermen who were descending a narrow path. Yesterday morning, vertebrae, ribs, a part of another femur and the lower jawbone were found, approximately 10 metres away from the path.
The dimension of the bones and the residues of black, curly hair point towards the baby’s mortal remains. The bones have been taken to the Forensic Medicine Cabinet of Portimão, where the body of Georgina Zito remains unclaimed. An autopsy and a DNA test will be performed in order to confirm the identity.
Gunnar murdered Georgina four days after the couple arrived in Lagos. He simulated a drowning at Canavial beach and fled with the little girl. The baby’s remains were now found 35 kilometres away, in Sagres. The man returned to Munich on the 15th of July and was detained, after which he opposed extradition to Portugal.
in: Correio da Manhã, 10.03.2011