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German father arrested over murder of wife and ten-year-old son in Tenerife cave

The bodies were found in a cave near the Teide national park on Tenerife. Photo: Boarding2Now/Depositphotos Spanish police found the bodies of a missing German woman and her ten-year-old son on Wednesday inside a cave on the holiday island of Tenerife after arresting the boy's father, police said Thursday.

The couple's other five-year-old son reportedly told police on Tuesday that he had been taken to the cave in the municipality of Adeje in the southwest of the island with his mother and brother but had managed to escape.

A couple found the boy on a mountain and then alerted the authorities who then arrested his father on Tuesday night, a Guardia Civil police force spokesman told AFP.

The spokesman said did not give details as to what the boy said he had seen. The cause of death of the boy's mother and older brother had yet to be established, he added.

"The bodies were found in a mountainous area, inside a cave, between two ravines," the spokesman said.

Local officials say everything is pointing to a case of domestic violence.

Socialist Prime Minister Pedro Sanchez, who faces a general election on Sunday, tweeted that "a mother and her son have beRead More – Source

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