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15 Jun 2022

Author:
Correio Braziliense,
Author:
Reuters,
Author:
Swissinfo

Brazil: Arrested suspects confess participation in murder of Bruno and Dom Phillips and declare that bodies were incinerated

"Suspects confess to killing British journalist and Brazilian guide -report", 15 June 2022

...Two suspects have confessed to killing and dismembering British journalist Dom Phillips and indigenous expert Bruno Pereira, TV Globo reported on Wednesday, citing police sources, after the men went missing for over a week in Brazil's Amazon rainforest.

The federal police said in a statement earlier that they were still searching for Phillips and Pereira in what they called a murder investigation after arresting the suspects. Band News also reported at least one of the suspects had confessed.

Reuters witnesses saw police take a hooded man they called a suspect out on the river where the pair had disappeared. Police did not comment on the reported confession...

The suspects' family have denied they had any role in the men's disappearance. Public defenders representing the brothers could not immediately be reached for comment.

The reports suggest a grim conclusion to a case that has raised global alarm, hanging over Bolsonaro at a regional summit and stirring concern in the British Parliament on Wednesday...

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