Spanish driver is found dead floating in hundreds of pints of milk

Police launch suicide investigat

Spanish driver is found dead floating in hundreds of pints of milk

Police launch suicide investigation after Spanish truck driver is found dead floating in hundreds of pints of milk inside his delivery lorry

  • The 63-year-old's colleagues found his body floating in hundreds of pints of milk 
  • Investigators believe the death was either an accident or suicide, not foul play
  • Experts say it is difficult to drown in milk but he may have died of hypothermia 

Spanish police are investigating whether a dairy worker who was found dead floating in milk took his own life or whether his death was an accident.  

The body of the 63-year-old driver, named in Spanish media as José Rodríguez Amor, was found floating in hundreds of pints of milk in the town of Chantada, north-western Spain

The man had climbed on board the lorry to check his load, something only trained staff are allowed to do. 

Although it is being treated as an accident, investigators say they are not ruling out the possibility of suicide until an autopsy reveals the cause of death.

A Spanish dairy worker was found dead floating in hundreds of pints of milk while working for a dairy company (pictured)

A Spanish dairy worker was found dead floating in hundreds of pints of milk while working for a dairy company (pictured) 

The grisly found was made by the man's colleagues as they turned up for work at a milk factory in Chantada in Galicia, Spain.

They saw the delivery tanker had its hatch open and when they looked inside, saw the man's body floating in the milk.

According to Spanish media reports, a shoe was found outside the truck, deepening the mystery further.   

Experts say it is very difficult to drown in milk because items float much more than in water due to its higher density.

It is possible that the man spent several hours in the tank and died of hypothermia because the milk is kept at a temperature of four or five degrees.

According to the Spanish media, the body showed no external signs of injury and the involvement of a third party has been ruled out.

The victim is understood to be Spanish and came from the district of Trabada in Lugo. 

He worked for the dairy company Chantada Lácteos Xabelo collecting the milk from farms and bringing it to processing centres, according to reports.  

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