Brazilian police confirm that human remains of the missing journalist Dom Phillips have been found in the Amazon.
It informs the police on Friday according to the news agency AFP.
Forensic investigations have confirmed that it is the remains of the British journalist who were found in the rainforest.
Two suspected brothers have admitted the murder of Dom Phillips and his Brazilian travel companion Bruno Pereira.
On Wednesday, police found buried human remains, which were believed to have originated from the two. And on Friday, it is confirmed that the remains of Dom Phillips have been found in the rainforest.
The police state that they are still working on a ‘complete identification’ of the human remains that have been found, parts of which may also belong to Pereira.
Phillips and Pereira had gone to the remote Javari Valley in the Amazon together to research a new book.
They should have returned from their trip to attend a meeting on Sunday, June 5th. But they never showed up. Since then, they were reported missing until the human remains were found Wednesday.
57-year-old Dom Phillips was, among other things, affiliated with the British newspaper The Guardian.
41-year-old Bruno Pereira is considered an expert on indigenous peoples and has worked to protect their lands.
It is known that he has previously received threats from lumberjacks and miners trying to occupy the land of the natives.
Witnesses have told police that in the days leading up to the disappearance, Pereira received threats from one of the brothers, who is a fisherman.
The fisherman was arrested last week after police found blood on his boat. On the same occasion, ‘organic material’ was found, which has since been examined.
Source: Politiken.dk – Forsiden by politiken.dk.
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