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Mystery corpse found in rocks at Ponta Ruiva, Vila do Bispo

INEM125A body of a woman was found on Thursday afternoon at the base of a cliff at the popular Ponta Ruiva beach area in the Vila do Bispo municipality.

According to a source at Faro’s District Relief Operations Centre, an alert was received at around 3pm after the corpse was spotted.

The Captain of the Port of Lagos, Conceição Duarte, told news agency Lusa, that the body was in the rocks at the base of the 40-metre high cliff and was hard to get to.

Captain Duarte said that the circumstances of the woman’s death are unknown and that the case had been passed to the Judicial Police for investigation.

The body of the woman, who was around 30-years old, was retrieved by Vila do Bispo Bombeiros with the support of the National Medical Emergency Institute, the Maritime Police and the GNR.