Brit man, 82, found dead in rubbish dump after vanishing from Spain hotel

Denis Walker went missing from La Parilla Hotel near the southern Spanish city of Almeria on March 24

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A British man has been found dead in a rubbish dump in Spain, almost three weeks after he vanished from his hotel.

Denis Walker, 82, went missing from La Parilla Hotel near the southern Spanish city of Almeria on March 24.

His daughter, Joanne Walker, swiftly launched an urgent appeal for information as to the whereabouts of the pensioner.

The Spanish Civil Guard confirmed they have found his body in a rubbish dump in the south-east municipality of Arboleas in Almeria, some six miles from where he went missing.

The body of Denis Walker has been found in Spain
The body of Denis Walker has been found in Spain

A police spokesman said: “I can confirm the body of a British man who had been reported missing last month was found in the municipality of Arboleas on Monday afternoon.

“The investigation into the circumstances surrounding his death is ongoing.”

Spanish police are also looking into how Mr Walker's body came about the dump.

Following the discovery of the body, Mr Walker's daughter Joanne confirmed it was her dad, and thanked those who had helped in the search of his body.

She said: “Thank you so much for your love and help trying to find my father.

Mr Walker went missing from the La Parilla Hotel in Albox on March 24
Mr Walker went missing from the La Parilla Hotel in Albox on March 24

"Unfortunately Denis was found today.

"RIP Dad."

Ms Walker had previously said Mr Walker suffered from dementia.

She wrote on Facebook a week after he went missing which read: “My father Denis Walker has been missing from La Parilla Hotel in Albox for the past week.

“He suffers with dementia. He never wanders off and is usually quite happy to sit in the bar or outside watching the day go by.

“Please let me know if you have seen him. He is officially a missing person with the police.”