Death of Norfolk man Sam Alger in Barcelona not treated as suspicious by Spanish police

Sam Alger, from Necton, who was found dead in Spain last month.

Sam Alger, from Necton, who was found dead in Spain last month. - Credit: supplied

The death of a Norfolk man in Barcelona is not being treated as suspicious, Spanish police have confirmed today.

Sam Alger, 25, from Necton near Swaffham, died after an evening out in the Spanish city last month.

He had been missing for nearly 36 hours after attending the Elrow festival in Viladecans, near Barcelona airport El Prat on June 19 before his body was found on nearby farmland.

The cause of his death remains a mystery but, following an autopsy, Spanish police have confirmed the death was not suspicious and their investigation has now closed.

A police spokesman was unable to give any further details of the post mortem examination.

Mr Alger used to play for Dereham Town Football Club and first team manager Matt Henman described him as a 'genuine' lad who made a lasting impression on everyone he met.

Mr Alger worked as a performance analyst for the Qatar Stars League professional football team in the Middle East.

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After he was reported missing the Facebook page 'Find Sam Alger Missing in Barcelona' was set up.

Hundreds of messages of condolence have been left on the Facebook page since his death was announced.

Tributes on the Facebook page read: 'No one can quite believe what has happened and everyone is truly heartbroken.

'Thank you everyone for the help and support and prayers, we appreciate it so much.

'Sam was one of the kindest most genuine and loving people anyone could wish to know and to have him taken from us is truly heartbreaking.'