Dom Phillips and Bruno Pereira: Man ‘admits to killing’ missing Amazon pair as police say he led them to bodies

The Independent says a fisherman has confessed to killing British journalist Dom Philips and Indigenous expert Bruno Pereira in a remote area of the Amazon, Brazilian police said on Wednesday.

Dom Phillips and Bruno Pereira: Man ‘admits to killing’ missing Amazon pair as police say he led them to bodies

The Independent says a fisherman has confessed to killing British journalist Dom Philips and Indigenous expert Bruno Pereira in a remote area of the Amazon, Brazilian police said on Wednesday.

Phillips, 57, and Pereira, 41, had been missing since 5 June after they were last seen in a remote part of the Amazon rainforest in the Javari Valley, the second-largest Indigenous territory plagued with violent crimes by illegal poachers, drug traffickers and illegal miners.

The suspect led the officers deep into the forest where human remains were buried, seemingly ending more than a week-long search for the missing pair.

Officer Eduardo Alexandre Fontes said the 41-year-old suspect, identified as Amarildo da Costa de Oliveira and nicknamed Pelado, used a firearm to kill Phillips and Pereira.

https://www.independent.co.uk/news/world/americas/dom-phillips-bruno-pereira-death-arrest-amazon-b2102254.html

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