The body of a missing boy has been found in the boot of a car being driven by his father’s girlfriend.
8-year-old Gabriel Cruz’s disappearance in the southern province of Almeria in late February captured the nation’s attention.
After a missing person’s alert went viral, a search involving over 4,000 police and volunteers was launched.
Police have arrested the father’s partner, whom they had pulled over.
Gabriel was last seen on 27th February when he left his grandmother’s house in the village of Las Hort-Ichuelas in the municipality of Níjar.
He was supposed to go over to a neighbour’s for a play date, but he never returned.
On March 3rd, the boy’s father Angel Cruz and his now arrested partner, Ana Julia Quezada, found a t-shirt with his DNA 6 miles from Nijar.
Spanish media report that the police have been monitoring Ms. Quezada since then.
At a rally attended by thousands of supporters last Friday, Gabriel’s mother and father said they had “more hope than ever” of finding their son.