A body found in an apartment block of the infamous La Paloma Hotel in Buġibba has still not been identified, despite over a week passing since the gruesome discovery.
Police discovered a decaying body in a shaft of the abandoned hotel last Monday, which they believe had been there for several days.
So far, investigations have excluded foul play as a cause of death, but questions remain as to why, a week from the discovery, no further details have emerged except that police suspect the victim was a migrant.
This is not the first time that La Paloma Hotel was the centre of shocking news. Last year, over 100 migrants were evicted following a police raid. Despite its severely decayed conditions, the owner is reported to have housed migrants for anywhere between €200 to €700 each.
Broken structures, litter and mould infest its walls and it was even referred to as a “public health emergency” by environmental health authorities.
Despite the raid and the building’s poor and unhygienic conditions, several migrants still seek refuge within its four walls.
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