Sandra Andrade was last seen on June 24
The human bones found inside a suitcase in São Lourenço, Almancil, on Monday “almost certainly” belong to missing 49-year-old Sandra Andrade, a police source has told Lusa news agency.
“All evidence collected so far points to the body belonging to the missing person,” the source said, adding that the victim’s family has already been informed.
The horrific discovery was made on Monday on a patch of agricultural land by a man who was collecting carobs nearby and felt “a very strong smell” coming from a stone wall, where he found the suitcase.
Sandra Andrade – a ‘TVDE driver’ (transport services such as Uber which are attributed a TVDE label) – was last seen on June 24. Her car was found on June 28 in Olhão, around 30 kilometres from her home.
Authorities were alerted by Sandra Andrade’s mother who had been unable to contact her daughter for days as her phone was turned off.
An investigation into the death of the victim is ongoing.