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Posted by portugalpress on September 07, 2018

In the space of just two weeks the bodies of three women have been found in various stages of ‘carbonisation’.

First there was the young mother-of-two from the Algarve (click here), then a teacher from Montijo (click here) and now a 48-year-old woman who was only reported missing yesterday (Thursday).

This latest victim was discovered in a “tank without water” in Castelo de Paiva, reports TVI24.

Her body (the woman has yet to be named) was “partially carbonised”.

According to a source for the local fire brigade, the alert was sounded on Thursday around 5.40pm. When firefighters reached the scene, in a hamlet called Raiva, they discovered “part of the victim’s body was carbonised and the rest showed 3rd degree burns”.

Said the source, "this is a strange case".

PJ police are now involved while the woman’s body has been transported to the local office of legal medicine for autopsy.