A Belgian man was found dead in his home in Malaga, southern Spain, on Friday, according to local newspapers Diario Sur and Málaga Hoy.
His body was bullet ridden and police are treating the case as a crime, Belga news agency reports.
A relative of the dead man, who was in his thirties or forties, had alerted the Spanish police from Belgium after failing for days to reach him by phone, according to the Spanish dailies.
When the law enforcers arrived at his home, the victim was already dead. His body was transported to the nearest forensic service to be autopsied.