Saturday, 08. March 2014
22. 11. 12. - 13:00
Spanish police have rejected suggestions by the family of a young Austrian found dead after plunging from the stairwell at a hotel in Majorca that it was anything other than a foolish stunt.
Police had originally said there was no suspicious motive to the death of the young man from Mattighofen in Austria after he was found lying in a pool of blood after apparently falling from the sixth floor staircase.
But the teenager's family rejected the police report pointing out that immediately after his death numerous phone calls running up a large bill had been made using their sons mobile telephone, and in addition his wallet with 250 euros inside had vanished.
Under pressure from the family and following coverage in Austrian media the Austrian Justice Ministry pointed out that they were unable to investigate the case but asked Spanish officials to look at the incident again.
Justice Minister Beatrix Karl is reported to have made a personal appeal to her Spanish colleague at the start of September.
They have done so and reported back that they are standing by the verdict of accidental death – saying that the boy had probably been trying to jump to a swimming pool and had misjudged the distance.
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