The English police are investigating how and who posted on the Internet photos of the lifeless body of Argentine footballer Emiliano Sala.
Dorset police opened an investigation after photos of Sala’s body were posted on social media in a Bournemouth morgue, local media outlets Bournemouth Echo reported.
The revelation occurs only 2 days after the father of the Argentine player, Horacio, 58, suffered a heart attack and died.
The images show the remains of the Argentine striker in the morgue of Holly Tree Lodge, in Boscombe.
“We are outraged by this cruel act and can not understand why anyone would do something so vile and hurtful,” said a spokesman for Bournemouth, Christchurch and Poole’s Council said today to this medium.
While a detective expressed discomfort for what happened: “We dislike that someone has done this,” The Mirror reported.
“It is a very difficult time for Mr. Sala’s family and they should not have to endure the additional pain that this shameful act will undoubtedly cause,” he added.
Dorset police admitted that there was a leak in the social networks of these photos of the body of Emiliano Sala, which were taken in the morgue during the days in which the autopsy was performed.
The news was published by the British newspaper The Mirror. This source clarified that the images were viralized by Twitter but were immediately removed from the platform.
Argentine striker Emiliano Sala, 28, was flying in a private plane from Nantes (France) to join his new Premier League club, Cardiff City, on January 21, when he disappeared over the English Channel due to poor visibility and bad weather.
The plane was carrying two people, the pilot David Ibbotson and the passenger Emiliano Raúl Sala.
Sala’s body was recovered 16 days later, on February 6, after the search teams finally found remains of the Piper PA-46 Malibu light aircraft north of Guernsey.
The player’s remains were taken to the morgue of Holly Tree Lodge in Bournemouth, Dorset, before an autopsy was performed.
The investigation took place in Bournemouth because the body of Room was taken to Portland in Dorset, the part nearest of the British mainland where was the airplane.
Reporters from 9 media attended the court of the investigating judge in Bournemouth to hear brief details about the death of the player.
In an investigation conducted on February 11, it was reported that Sala had died from injuries to the head and upper body.
The body of the pilot David Ibbotson, 59, and father of four children, is still missing, and experts in air accidents are still investigating how the accident occurred.
The aircraft remains 67 meters under water 33 kilometers off the coast of Guernsey, in the English Channel.