A 39-year-old man has been found dead after a strange smell came out of a statue of a Spanish father and son. The father and son, who found the body in Barcelona’s Santa Coloma de Gramenet, were walking past the statue when they noticed the smell. According to BBC News, the man looked closer and found a corpse through a crack in stegosaurus’s leg.
Firefighters were called to the scene, where they cut the carpet to retrieve the body from inside. Police confirmed that the body belonged to an unnamed man, who was reported missing by authorities a few hours ago. Santa Coloma police have confirmed to local newspaper El Periodico that the body was found mutilated inside the dinosaur’s feet.
Her family reported her missing shortly before they found her, although they had not heard from her in two days and believed she was fairly asleep. This person can access the interior of the dinosaur through a panel in the underbelly, which the paper said was used by homeless people in the past. Local police also show that he could have tried to reach the phone he left behind. The death is being autopsied, but is not being treated as suspicious.
“We found the body of a man inside the foot of this dinosaur statue. It is an accidental death; No violence was reported, “a local police spokesman told the Guardian.” The man was trapped inside the idol’s feet. Looks like he’s trying recover a cell phone that he left behind. It looks like he first entered the statue’s head and couldn’t get out.” It is unknown at this time what he will do after leaving the post. The property was originally set up in the city to advertise local movies, but has now been moved. “It looks like he’s trying to recover a mobile phone, which he dropped. It looks like he first entered the statue’s head and couldn’t get out,” he told the Guardian.
La Vanguardia said police believe he was trapped in the statue Saturday night. Authorities are awaiting the results of an autopsy to determine how the man died. The statue is one of the last in the region to promote an old movie theater that has since closed. The dinosaur statue has been removed from the square.