October 24, 2016 10:23 am

Semi-naked man found dead on Spanish airport bench with deli meat on his buttocks, genitals in tuna can

A police officer patrols an airport terminal in Barcelona, Spain, Tuesday, March 22, 2016.

AP Photo/Emilio Morenatti

Police in Spain are investigating the bizarre death of a British man who was found semi-naked, bound to a bench outside of an airport with sandwich meat placed on his body and his genitals in an open tuna can, according to British media.

According to the BBC, the 51-year-old man was found Friday bound to a bench outside of Malaga airport. The British broadcaster reported the man’s body was found with his hands tied behind his back. He had been stripped of his clothing from the waist down.

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The Metro U.K. reported the victim was found with deli meat placed on each of his buttocks and his genitals placed in an open can of tuna.

According to the Daily Mail, Steven Allford was found face-down with his legs bound to a bench between the airport’s train station and the terminal building.

Citing a source close to the investigation, the British tabloid reported police the man may have choked on his own vomit.

“There were no obvious signs of violence on his body but the position he was found in suggested foul play,” the Daily Mail quoted the source as saying. “It is not known if what happened was done after or before death.”

The newspaper also reported investigators were trying to determine if food was placed on the man’s body by a passerby as some sort of a “sick joke.”

No arrests have been made.

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