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Reports: Dead baby turtle found in woman's genitals, police suspect sexual assault

FILE IMAGE, courtesy: USGS
FILE IMAGE, courtesy: USGS

TENERIFE, Spain – Police in the Canary Islands suspect a British tourist was sexually assaulted after medical professionals discovered a dead baby turtle in the woman's genitals.

According to the Spanish publication El País, the 26-year-old woman was vacationing on the island of Tenerife and went out with British expats on Thursday, but she didn't recall what happened that evening.

El País​​​​​​​ reported the woman went to the hospital after experiencing severe pain in her genitals. Doctors contacted police after they found the dead Chinese pond turtle lodged inside of her, the Spanish publication reported.

The woman reportedly refused to give a statement to police. The Spanish newspaper said police have closed the case, pending new information.