Two brothers admit to killing British journalist and his companion
The suspects dismembered the bodies, set them on fire and threw them into a pit, police said.
The two brothers confessed to the murder of British journalist Tom Phillips and his friend Bruno Pereira in the Amazon rainforest in western Brazil. Mr. Phillips and an insider disappeared a week ago in a remote part of the Ithaca River.
Band News reports that Amarillo da Costa de Oliveira and his brother Osini da Costa de Olivera committed suicide. Federal police also said the suspects dismembered the bodies, set them on fire and threw them into a pit.
During Osni de Oliveira’s confession, he apparently brought police to the scene. One of the suspects was photographed walking with river officers in an area where search teams searched for the couple’s remains.
A photographer in Antalya saw two unknown suspects in a hood on a boat. Phillips, a 57-year-old freelance journalist and 41-year-old Brazilian Mr. Pereira, was last seen on June 5 at the entrance to his native Java Valley, which borders Peru and Colombia.
Mr Phillips ‘friend Henrik Curry told Sky News that Phillips’ wife, a Brazilian wife, his British family and all his friends were “shocked” by the incident. “He has a lot of friends all over the country. He is a very kind and kind man. “This decision is a shock to us all.”
He said Mr Phillips usually decides to travel again before starting work on his book.
He spoke to her a week before she left and asked her how far she had traveled north of the Amazon and why she was heading west. “I want to see the whole picture,” he told me. He wanted to show the world all the pages Amazon has. To get a human view of what’s going on. ”
He wants torture
The arrested brothers, both 41-year-old fishermen, are being held at a police station near Atalia.
According to members of the tribe that accompanied them, Amarillo de Oliveira, nicknamed Plato, apparently shot Phillips and Pereira the day before their disappearance. However, his family denied any wrongdoing and claimed he had been tortured by military police to obtain a confession.
Mr. Phillips has written about Brazil for more than 15 years in newspapers including The Guardian, The Washington Post, The New York Times, and The Financial Times.