The Spanish police officer, who went missing in Yemen last Thursday, was found dead in the capital Sanaa on Tuesday, Alsahwa reported, quoting well-informed sources.
"The policeman was found dead after noon in Venue 50th in the Hadda district and a firearm was found near him," the sources said, according to the website.
The news came a day after a suicide bomber blew himself up at a military parade rehearsal in Sanaa killing more than one hundred central security forces and injuring hundreds others.
A militant group has claimed responsibility for the attack, saying it was a payback for the US war on militants in south Yemen.
Al-Qaida in the Arabian Peninsula, AQAP, has recently abducted several foreigners including a Swiss woman and the Saudi consul in Aden, amid an intensified offensive against militants in the south. The US and tribal fighters are supporting the army in fighting militants in southern and southeastern regions, mainly in Abyan.
However, none of the hostages have been reported dead and AQAP has not threatened to harm them. The Yemeni authorities were reported to have been negotiating with the militants to release the foreigners, but no progress has been reported.
Last Thursday, the Spanish Foreign Ministry said the police officer, within the staff at the Spanish Embassy in Sana’a, went missing and inquiries were launched into his disappearance.
Also, a brother of the victim said the officer had been kidnapped and his family had been unable to contact him, the website said.
The officer worked at his country's mission in Yemen for the past two years, it said.