Former Spanish Skier Blanca Fernández Ochoa Has Been Confirmed As Dead

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After a long search, Olympic medalist Blanca Fernández Ochoa has been confirmed dead.

First reported missing on August 23, local authorities first found Fernández Ochoa's car in the Aravaca district, which is on the outskirts of the city of Madrid, this past Sunday. It was earlier today that the body of a woman believed to be around the age of Fernández Ochoa, 56, was discovered at La Peñota, a mountain near the town of Cercedilla in the Sierra de Madrid range. It has since been confirmed that the body was indeed Fernández Ochoa.

Fernández Ochoa had an Olympic career spanning 1980 to 1992. She became the first Spanish woman to win a medal at the Winter Olympic Game. She took the bronze medal position in the slalom in Albertville, France in 1992.

As for her disappearance and death, there are no further details at this time. An autopsy is planned as part of the investigation into the cause of death.

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