Spanish Olympic skier Blanca Fernandez Ochoa was found dead in the Guadarrama Mountains outside Madrid on Wednesday … nearly 2 weeks after going missing. She was 56 years old.
The 1992 bronze medalist was last seen on August 23 and was reported missing by her daughter … sparking a massive search operation with drones, helicopters and volunteers to find the world-class athlete.
There’s a lot of questions about her death that have just not been answered yet — including why she left home without her cell phone and credit cards … and how she ended up at that location. We’ll post more information as it becomes available.
Fernandez Ochoa’s abandoned Mercedes vehicle was found on Sunday … and an off-duty officer found her body early Wednesday morning.
Fernandez Ochoa competed in 4 Winter Olympics in the ’80s and ’90s … becoming the first Spanish woman to take home a medal in the 1992 winter games in France when she won the bronze in the slalom.