Missing Man Found Dead Inside Giant Dinosaur Sculpture In Busy City Center

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Police are investigating the death of a man in Catalonia after he was found dead inside a papier-mache stegosaurus sculpture. Police were called to Santa Coloma de Gramenet, a satellite city of Barcelona, after a father and son noticed something inside the dinosaur. However, the Mossos d’Esquadra, the regional police force in the area, said that the 39-year-old man’s passing was not being treated as suspicious.

  1. This was a sad but accidental death. As a spokeswoman for the Mossos d’Esquadra said in a statement (via The Guardian): “A father and son noticed that there was something inside and raised the alarm. We found the body of a man inside the leg of this dinosaur statue. It’s an accidental death; there was no violence. This person got inside the statue’s leg and got trapped. It looks as though he was trying to retrieve a mobile phone, which he’d dropped. It looks like he entered the statue head first and couldn’t get out.”
  2. The dinosaur sculpture had to be destroyed to retrieve the man’s body. The spokeswoman added that firefighters had to be called to the scene in order to cut open the statue so that the man’s body could be removed.
  3. An autopsy is still pending. “We’re still waiting for the autopsy results, so we don’t know how long he was in there, but it seems he was there for a couple of days,” the spokesperson revealed. It’s unlikely that the results will tell authorities much of anything besides how long his body was inside the sculpture, but this is something his family will likely want to know.
  4. The man was reported missing by his family just before he was found. According to reports, his family reported him missing only hours before authorities received a call about his body in the statue. What a sad and tragic ending.
Jennifer has been the managing editor of Bolde since its launch in 2014. Before that, she was the founding editor of HelloGiggles and also worked as an entertainment writer for Bustle and Digital Spy. Her work has been published in Bon Appetit, Decider, Vanity Fair, The New York TImes, and many more.
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