The Polícia Judiciária (PJ) of Portimão is investigating the origin of human remains that were found on Tuesday night, at a beach slope in the area of Praia do Beliche, in Sagres.
According to the commander of the Portimão and Lagos Port, the Maritime Police was alerted at around 11 p.m. on Tuesday to "the presence of bones that could belong to a person", deposited halfway at a beach slope near Praia do Beliche, in Sagres, in the municipality of Vila do Bispo.
Commander Cruz Martins added that "the bones vere visible and an initial analysis has indicated that they belong to a person", with the case being handed over to the Public Ministry and the PJ for further investigation.
A source at the PJ has said that the "human bones appear to be those of a very young person", but only after the exams and analysis that will be performed at the Institute for Forensic Medicine, in Lisbon, "will it be possible to determine their origin".
The police authorities do not set aside the possibility that the human remains belong to a 21-month-old child that disappeared in July 2010, whose mother was drowned at a beach in Lagos.
The suspect of the mother's death and of having made the child, who was both their daughter, disappear during the holidays that they were spending in Lagos, is a 43-year-old German citizen who is presently detained in Germany, following an arrest warrant that was issued by the Portuguese authorities.
in: Correio da Manhã, 09.03.2011