Human bones found on rocks in Sagres

PJ criminal police are investigating the discovery of human bones found on rocks at the base of a cliff near Praia do Beliche in Sagres on Wednesday morning (May 6).

The bones were discovered at around 11.30am by a shellfisherman. They are believed to be those of an adult man.

Lagos port’s captain Carvalho e Pinto reports that the bones were found in an area with little access. They have now been taken to Portimão’s office of legal medicine, where they will be studied to see if identity can be established.

“This coast is very dangerous,” one of the firemen who recovered the bones told reporters. “Falls here tend to be fatal.”

It is not the first time human bones have been found on cliffs near Praia do Beliche.

In 2011, the bones of an 18-month-old child were found in the same area. The child disappeared after her mother, Angolan Georgina Zito, was allegedly drowned by her German lover, Gunnar Dorries, at Canavial beach in Lagos on July 10 (see story