They find personal belongings of British reporter and Amazon expert who disappeared in Brazil


Images released by police on Sunday showed experts wearing white waterproof overalls and latex gloves working in small bins in a flooded area of ​​vegetation surrounded by trees.

Investigators search for evidence after Dom Phillips and Berno Pereira go missing.AFP

british journalist hunt dom phillips and indigenous Bruno Pereira A week after his disappearance in the U.S. has turned a corner with the discovery of his personal belongings like clothes and shoes. heroine brazilian

“Items related to the disappearance were found: a health card, a black pantsOne black sandalwood And a pair of shoes” of pereraand a pair of shoes and a backpack Philips “Containing personal clothing,” the federal police in Amazonas said in a note.

Earlier, Amazon firefighters informed the local press about the discovery of objects that had disappeared “near the house.” Amarildo da Costa OliveiraArrested just for the case.

Police said on Sunday that the investigators, on their seventh day of work, He covered about 25 kms. traveled to With “careful search through the woods, roads and flooded vegetation in the area” especially in the area where a boat from Oliveira was found.

Images released by police on Sunday showed experts wearing white waterproof overalls and latex gloves working in small bins in a flooded area of ​​vegetation surrounded by trees.

Philips57 years old and a contributor to the British newspaper GuardianYou perera41 and an expert from the Government Agency for Indigenous Affairs in Brazil (Fanai), were traveling by boat through the region of Valle del Javara remote area in the extreme west of the state amazonasAffected by drug trafficking and the presence of illegal miners, loggers and fishermen.

He was last seen last Sunday morning in the Sao Gabriel community, not far from his destination. North Watchtower,

Witnesses said they saw the fisherman oliveira41 year old, is traveling in a boat at high speed in the same direction Philips You pererabefore it disappeared.

Federal police acknowledged Wednesday that they did not rule out “any lines of investigation” including murder.

According to local indigenous activists, perera Indigenous lands faced constant threats for their fight against invasion.

On this journey, the expert acted as a guide Philipswho was preparing a book on environmental protection in the region on the border of Peru and Colombia, which is home to 8.5 million hectares of protected indigenous land.

“They are no longer with us”

Several dozen people, mostly relatives and friends, gathered on the beach on Sunday CopacabanaIn Rio de JaneiroWhere the reporter used to ‘stand-up pedal’ every morning before leaving last year Salvador (Northeast) with his Brazilian wife Alessandra.

“At first we had a crazy belief that they had seen some danger and hid in the woods. Not anymore,” he said sadly. Maria Lcia Farias78 years old and mother-in-law Philips,

Later, according to the newspaper Guardian, Fariyas shared another pessimistic statement on Instagram.

“They are no longer with us. Mother Nature has snatched them from a grateful embrace.“, he said. And he added: “Their spirits are joined by many others who gave their lives in defense of the forest and the indigenous people.”

far-flung Jammu governmentair bolsonaro It has been the target of criticism from relatives and indigenous groups for delays in deploying the tracking device.

bolsonaroThose who described the campaign by Phillips and Pereira as “adventurous not recommended”, told the US summit on Friday that the armed forces and police have carried out a “relentless search” since day one.

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