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39-year-old suspect led Spanish police to body on his farm in case of missing American woman

  • FILE - In this Jan. 22, 2015 file photo, Pilgrims walk along the road of Saint James's Way near the Pyrenees town of Roncesvalles, northern Spain. A suspect was arrested Friday Sept. 11, 2015, in connection with the disappearance of American woman Denise Thiem, 41, missing since April from a famed Christian pilgrimage route in northern Spain, a Spanish security official said.  (AP Photo/Alvaro Barrientos, File)

    FILE - In this Jan. 22, 2015 file photo, Pilgrims walk along the road of Saint James's Way near the Pyrenees town of Roncesvalles, northern Spain. A suspect was arrested Friday Sept. 11, 2015, in connection with the disappearance of American woman Denise Thiem, 41, missing since April from a famed Christian pilgrimage route in northern Spain, a Spanish security official said. (AP Photo/Alvaro Barrientos, File)  (The Associated Press)

  • In this image from TV taken on Friday Sept. 11, 2015 and made available Saturday Sept. 12, 2015, authorities lead suspect Miguel Angel Munoz, center in green, out of a building, in Grandas de Salime, northwest Spain. A body found on a rural property in northwest Spain is most likely that of an American woman who went missing while walking along a pilgrimage route, officials said Saturday. Interior Minister Jorge Fernandez Diaz said evidence pointed to the remains being those of Denise Thiem and there were "well-founded suspicions" that the 39-year-old prime suspect arrested over her disappearance was responsible for her death. (Rocio Ferreira via APTN)

    In this image from TV taken on Friday Sept. 11, 2015 and made available Saturday Sept. 12, 2015, authorities lead suspect Miguel Angel Munoz, center in green, out of a building, in Grandas de Salime, northwest Spain. A body found on a rural property in northwest Spain is most likely that of an American woman who went missing while walking along a pilgrimage route, officials said Saturday. Interior Minister Jorge Fernandez Diaz said evidence pointed to the remains being those of Denise Thiem and there were "well-founded suspicions" that the 39-year-old prime suspect arrested over her disappearance was responsible for her death. (Rocio Ferreira via APTN)  (The Associated Press)

A Spanish official says a 39-year-old man arrested on suspicion of involvement in the disappearance of an American woman who went missing while walking a pilgrimage route has led police to a body on his rural property in northwest Spain.

A regional government spokesman says Miguel Angel Munoz took investigators to his small farm near the Camino de Santiago, also called St. James Way, after being arrested Friday in Asturias, 200 kilometers (124 miles) to the north.

Experts are trying to determine if the corpse is that of Denise Thiem, 41, of Arizona who was last seen April 5 in the nearby town of Astorga.

Interior Minister Jorge Fernandez Diaz is meeting Saturday with police and military who were involved in the search for Thiem.