The British journalist’s family said they had been informed of the two bodies being found, but they were yet to be identified.
- Brazil They find two bodies in the Amazon in the area where the missing journalist and indigenous trail were lost.
President of Brazil, Jair Bolsonarosaid this Monday that British journalist Dom Phillips and indigenous expert Bruno Pereira had “found human viscera floating in the river” during a hunt for those who disappeared in the Amazon a week ago.
Bolsonaro’s statements came amid conflicting announcements about the alleged discovery of the two bodies, causing much confusion about the matter.
The president said during an interview with the local, “The search is on. But the signs lead us to believe that they have done something bad to them, because human viscera has already been found floating in the river, which is in Brasilia.” radio.
“Because of the time that has passed, eight days already, it will be very difficult to find them alive. I pray to God that this happens, but the signs point in the opposite direction,” he said.
Earlier, Phillips’ family said they had been informed of the two bodies being found, but were awaiting identification.
“We know they have found two bodies, but we are waiting for confirmation from the federal police whether they are the bodies of Dom and Bruno,” the journalist’s niece Dominic Davies told AFP in London.
But federal police did not confirm the body was found and reiterated in a statement that Apparently human remains were being analyzed And the personal belongings of the missing people, found in the last days.
Later, police reported that the results of these analyzes are expected “during this week”.
Phillips, 57, and Pereira, 41It was last seen on Sunday June 5 on a trip through the Javar Valley region in the extreme west of the state of Amazonas, on the border of Peru and Colombia.
Journalist, contributor to British daily Guardian and author of dozens of reports on Amazon, a . were preparing for environmental protection book And Pereira accompanied them as a guide to this remote region where drug traffickers, loggers and illegal fishermen work.
An expert at the Government Agency for Indigenous Affairs (Fanai) and an active defender of these communities, he received threats from criminal groups that try to invade protected lands to exploit their resources.
officials on sunday personal belongings of both, such as clothes, shoes, And also the Pereira health card.
According to fire officials, stuff was found submerged near the house of the lone suspect in the case. Amarildo da Costa OliveiraArrested for possession of arms and narcotics.
But eyewitnesses later said they had seen him speeding in a speedboat in the same direction shortly before Phillips and Pereira disappeared.
Traces of blood have been found on his boat, which is being analyzed and the remains found.
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