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Two bodes have been found in the search for a fomer volleyball player and her partner

Two bodes have been found in the search for a fomer volleyball player and her partner

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Two bodes have been found in the search for a fomer volleyball player and her partner

Spanish police have found two bodies they believe to be those of a missing former Dutch national volleyball star and her partner.

A Spaniard has been arrested in connection with the discovery.

Interior ministry delegate for the southern Murcia region, Joaquin Bascunana, said "all signs indicated" the bodies found in a lemon grove on Sunday are those of Ingrid Visser, 35, and her partner, Lodewijk Severein, 57.

Mr Bascunana said forensic tests are continuing.

The couple was last seen May 13 when they left a hotel in the city of Murcia. A doctor with whom they had an appointment the next day notified police when they failed to appear.

The couple's families said police had informed them of the find and although identification is still in progress, they were shocked by the news.

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