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Missing man’s body found wedged in dinosaur statue

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A missing man’s body has been discovered jammed inside a papier-mache dinosaur in Spain.

A missing man's body has been discovered jammed inside a papier-mache dinosaur in Spain.

The body was discovered by a father and son on Saturday who noticed a foul smell coming from the large statue in Santa Coloma de Gramenet, a suburb in Barcelona.

The decorative statue was located outside the city's Cubic Building and used to advertise an old cinema.

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Spain man's body found in papier mache dinosaur leg

Police confirmed the 39-year-old man's family had reported him missing and the fire brigade was called in to help cut the hollow dinosaur leg open to remove him.

Local media say the man's death is not being treated as suspicious and it is believed he was trying to collect a mobile phone that dropped into the dinosaur leg before he fell in.

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Spain man's body found in papier mache dinosaur leg

His body was found face down and authorities believe he became trapped, unable to free himself.

The BBC reported police are waiting for autopsy results before confirming the man's cause of death.

What's left of the statue has since been removed from the location.

Source: 9News https://www.9news.com.au/world/spain-dinosaur-missing-mans-body-found-in-papier-mache-stegosaurus-leg/6748ba2a-bdfd-49a1-b1ef-2eff81a9b844

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