Italian woman found dead on yacht in Spain

Italian woman found dead on yacht in Spain
The Italian woman and Russian man were found dead on a yacht in Roses, Spain. Photo: Oanababy/Flickr
Police in Spain were investigating on Monday the deaths of a foreign couple whose bodies were found inside an Italian-flagged luxury yacht at the Mediterranean resort of Roses.

The remains of the 28-year-old Italian woman and a 46-year-old Russian man were discovered inside the 12-metre-long (39-foot-long) yacht at the port of Roses on Sunday, a local police spokeswoman said.

“No signs of violence were detected. We are waiting for the results of the autopsy to determine the cause of death,” she said.

Local newspaper Diari de Girona, citing anonymous police sources, said the authorities found “huge” amounts of drugs, as well as alcohol and sex toys, inside the yacht which arrived at the port on Saturday.

Roughly a third of the resort town's population of 20,000 are foreigners.

The town is located just across the French border on Spain's Costa Brava, a popular holiday destination for Russians which has also been used as a base by the Russian mafia for money laundering.