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Missing Winter Olympic medallist of Spain found dead

Spain’s former alpine skier Blanca Fernandez Ochoa (56) found dead after several days of searches involving hundreds of police and volunteers. Her body has been found from a mountainous area near Madrid, by an off-duty officer from the Guardia Civil police force.

Blanca has been missing since 23 August. The cause of her death is still to be found out. Authorities said that they are now investigating the cause of her death.

The National police of Spain has officially announced the death of Blanca on their Twitter and expressed their sympathy.

Blanca marked her name as the the first Spanish woman to win a medal at the Winter Olympics, capturing bronze in France’s Albertville in 1992.

Maria Jose Rienda, Spain’s secretary of state for sports expressed her sorrow saying, “It is a very sad day for Spanish sports”.

As per reports, Blanca’s black Mercedes car on which was last seen driving was located in a town near Madrid. Her family then requested for action and a public appeal had been raised.

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