It appears that the remains of a man who disappeared in southern Argentina earlier this month have been found inside a school shark captured by local fishermen.
Daniela Milatrose, the law enforcement officer in charge of the search, told local media that the family of Diego Barilla, 32, identified his remains because of a tattoo that was visible. Paria was last seen near the coast in the southern province of Chubut riding his all-terrain vehicle late on February 18.
The destroyed craft was located on February 20 on a beach near Rocas Coloradas, but there was no sign of Paria and an intense search was launched to try to locate the father-of-three.
Early Sunday morning, two fishermen went to the Coast Guard to report that three sharks had been caught at the school near the site of the Barría ATV “And when they were cleaning it up, they found human remains in one of them,” Milatrose said. She added that family members recognized Baria “because of the tattoos that appeared on one of those remains.” Officials continue to investigate what exactly happened to Paria.
“We assume that Diego had an accident, and we are investigating if there was a car involved,” Milatrose said.
The remains will also undergo a DNA test to officially confirm that they belong to Barría, Cristian Ansaldo, chief of the police department in the city of Comodoro Rivadavia, said in an interview with local media.
Ansaldo said the school shark in which the human remains were found measured about 1.5 meters (4.9 feet).
The most likely hypothesis investigators are currently working with is that Priya “had an accident and was dragged in,” Ansaldo said, citing a tidal wave the weekend when he disappeared.
“My heart went out with you! I love you forever,” Virginia Brugger, who has been identified as Barry’s partner and has been posting updates on the search on social media, wrote on Facebook on Sunday.
The schooling shark is the greyhound shark, also called the top shark, tipper shark, and snapper shark, according to University of Florida Maritime Museum.
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