MADRID – Spanish police are trying to determine whether bones found in the gym of a martial arts instructor belong to multiple crime victims.
Police in the northern city of Bilbao discovered the bones Monday after they said witnesses saw Juan Carlos Aguilar drag a woman inside the gym by the hair. Officers found her inside, brutally beaten.
Authorities say they believe the bones found in garbage bags are human. Forensic testing is under way for confirmation and to determine how many people the bones belonged to and how they died.
Searches were also happening at the home of Aguilar, 47, and in a nearby river.
The woman who was beaten and tied up in the gym was in a coma at a Bilbao hospital Monday.