Brazil: police arrest 3rd suspect in Amazon shooting deaths




  • In World
  • 2022-06-18 15:09:49Z
  • By Associated Press

BRASILIA, Brazil (AP) - Brazil's federal police said Saturday that a third suspect in the deaths of British journalist Dom Phillips and Indigenous expert Bruno Pereira has been arrested. The pair, whose remains were found after they went missing almost two weeks ago, were shot to death, according to an autopsy.

Phillips was shot in the chest and Pereira was shot in the head and the abdomen, police said in a statement. It said the autopsy indicated the use of a "firearm with typical hunting ammunition."

Police said the third suspect, Jefferson da Silva Lima, known as Pelado da Dinha, turned himself at the police station in Atalaia do Norte in the Amazon.

Police said the suspect will be referred to a custody hearing.

Two other men are already in prison for alleged involvement in the killings: Amarildo Oliveira, known as Pelado, and his brother, Oseney de Oliveira, known as Dos Santos.

Phillips and Pereira were last seen June 5 on their boat on the Itaquai river, near the entrance of the Javari Valley Indigenous Territory, which borders Peru and Colombia.

On Friday, federal police said that human remains found in Brazil's remote Amazon have been identified as belonging to Phillips, 57.

Additional remains found at the site near the city of Atalaia do Norte were confirmed to belong to Indigenous expert Pereira, 41, according to the police statement on Saturday.

The remains were found on Wednesday, after fisherman Pelado confessed to killing the pair, and took police to the place where he would have buried the bodies. He told officers that he used a firearm to commit the crime.

The remains had arrived in the capital city of Brasilia on Thursday for forensic examinations.

The area where Phillips and Pereira went missing has seen violent conflicts between fishermen, poachers, and government agents.

COMMENTS

More Related News

These early Labor Day 2022 TV deals from Samsung, TCL and LG are crystal clear winners
These early Labor Day 2022 TV deals from Samsung, TCL and LG are crystal clear winners

Turn any room at home into a home theater without breaking the bank with these early Labor Day 2022 TV deals on top-rated screens.

Qualcomm Is Plotting a Return to Server Market With New Chip
Qualcomm Is Plotting a Return to Server Market With New Chip

(Bloomberg) -- Qualcomm Inc. is taking another run at the market for server processors, according to people familiar with its plans, betting it can tap a...

Labor Day 2022 appliance sales are already here-save big on Samsung, LG and Whirlpool
Labor Day 2022 appliance sales are already here-save big on Samsung, LG and Whirlpool

Upgrade your home essentials with these early Labor Day 2022 appliance sales on washers, dryers, microwaves and refrigerators at major retailers.

Little talk of rainforest protection in the Brazilian Amazon
Little talk of rainforest protection in the Brazilian Amazon

In the Brazilian Amazon these days, it's nearly impossible to run for office talking up the environment. More common is a scene like this: A candidate for...

"We
"We've been to hell and back": Employees walk out as job unhappiness soars

A new Gallup poll that found half of workers are stressed, and one in five battles anger or sadness during the day.

Leave a Comment

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked with *

Cancel reply

Comments

  • fb解封
    (2022-06-28 11:13:21Z)

    事实上,facebook账户被屏蔽是正常的。特别是在美国大选的初期,该组织发布了许多信息,都在抱怨账户被屏蔽。如果您的个人数据是真实的,并且没有严重违反社区规定,那么解封并不困难

    REPLY

Top News: World