The hypotheses about the mysterious death of the British astronomer Thomas Marsh in Chile

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Chilean authorities are investigating the causes after the discovery of the body of the scientist who had been missing since September in the La Silla observatory area

The hypotheses about the mysterious death of British astronomer Thomas Marsh in Chile

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Cristián Torresfrom Santiago, Chile

The hypotheses about the mysterious death of the British astronomer Thomas Marsh in Chile

The British scientist was found near the La Silla observatory.

Chilean authorities found Thomas Marsh, the British astronomer missing in Chile since last September, dead. Now work is being done to clarify the causes of his death.

The discovery was made in the surroundings of the observatory La Silla , located in the Coquimbo Region, north of Santiago. The deceased arrived in Chile on September 14 to carry out scientific and labor tasks in this facility.

The search team revealed that “his body was lying (on his side), with his < b>naked torso”, and that “the tasks of rescuing and recovering the body were carried out to be handed over to the regional prosecutor,” explained Carabineros police general Juan Muñoz.

The finding was made by an official who was tracking on foot at around 11:55 a.m. this Thursday. The prosecution ordered that the photographic fixation and the removal of the body be arranged.

The hypotheses about the mysterious death of British astronomer Thomas Marsh in Chile

Thomas Marsh had traveled to Chile with a student to carry out research at the La Silla observatory

The scientist had been missing since the early hours of September 17 and was last seen the day before by a student that he accompanied him on the trip and that he had previously had an argument with him. This person was questioned and then released, which allowed him to leave the country.

The search lasted 56 days and always worked under the idea that the British man was alive. “That he is alive is not a thesis, it is a fact if I do not have evidence that he is deceased,” prosecutor Adrián Vega said repeatedly during the course of the operation.

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The hypotheses about the mysterious death of the British astronomer Thomas Marsh in Chile

Part of the search team that participated in the location of Thomas Marsh.

After locating the Briton, work is now being done to explain the causes of his death. Regarding a possible intervention by third parties, the persecutor clarified that this “probability is very low, but the thanatological examinations and the analysis of Mr. Marsh's remains should definitively lead us to the result.”

It is believed that the scientist got up early on the day of his disappearance to go trekking in a terrain where “there are not many possibilities of finding water or flat surfaces… All these are mountain ranges that make displacement difficult.” This is why “the highest probability is that of an accident on the walk that Mr. Marsh did.”

The prosecutor admitted that the Briton had “walking clothes and shoes, like the ones he used in his field tasks, so we can effectively point out that it is most likely that he has been walking in the sector and has suffered an unfortunate accident.”

It will be the responsibility of experts and future investigations clarify whether the theory of the accident is the cause of death of the astronomer. “For now, it is the highest probability considering everything we have found in these 56 days of investigation, but as I said, all this must have scientific evidence corroborated with scientific examinations.”

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