Amazon: the third suspect in the murders of Dom Phillips and Bruno Pereira surrenders to the police
Jefferson da Silva Lima, also known as “Belodo da Dinha who got away”, surrendered to a police station in Atalia do Norde, in the western Amazon, and will face of an “investigation,” police said in a statement.
In a statement to the G1 news portal, Representative Alex Perez Dimotio said that according to the evidence and testimonies obtained, “Pelado da Dinha” was “at the scene of the crime and was actively involved in the double murder”.
However, Brazilian authorities confirmed on Friday that the human remains at the scene of the alleged murder of one of the main suspects, Tom Phillips and Brazilian activist Bruno Araujo Pereira, belonged to a British journalist.
The third arrest comes just hours after Phillips, 57, announced he had identified ‘items’ found where he was first held, a fisherman known as ‘Bellato’ , Amarillo da Costa de Oliveira, which had been found buried. To him, next to the body of Perera, 41.
“Dom Phillips’ remains are part of the material collected from the site,” says a report from the Federal Policing Coordinated Crisis Committee.
The other two people arrested so far were two local fishing brothers, Bruno Arajo, who had previous convictions for practicing illegal fishing in restricted areas, such as domestic reserves.
The same PF memo added: “Work is underway to fully identify the remains, understand the causes of death and conceal the dynamics and bodies of the crime.
Conclusions as to whether other human remains found are similar to Pereira have yet to be released. According to local newspapers, the PF is looking for a fourth suspect, who has not been officially confirmed.
According to the Crisis Group report, investigations indicate that the perpetrators “acted alone, with no mastermind or criminal history behind the crime”.
However, officials said there were “signs of an increase in criminal involvement” and that “further arrests may be made as investigations progress.”
On Wednesday evening, Brazilian authorities found human remains in the remote part of the Amazon where one of the main suspects in the murder of Dom Phillips and Bruno Arazo Pereira confessed. The bodies arrived in Brasilia on Thursday evening in a federal police plane.
Phillips and Arazzo went missing on June 5 while traveling down a river in the Valdo Javari desert, near Brazil’s border with Peru and Colombia, where they picked up supplies for a book on journalism. Region.