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Adam Novosad
June 15, 2022, 10:30am
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Dead Body Of A Missing British Reporter Found Tied To A Tree Deep In The Amazon Forest. He Was Examining Local Customs

Dom Phillips, together with an expert on the indigenous population Bruno Pereir, never returned from the Amazon forest

Adam Novosad
June 15, 2022, 10:30am
Reading time: 1:25
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Dead Body Of A Missing British Reporter Found Tied To A Tree Deep In The Amazon Forest. He Was Examining Local Customs
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British journalist Dom Phillips and expert on the indigenous population Bruno Pereir, who went to the Amazon forest and were missing since last Sunday, were found dead, informed the news portal G1. The Brazilian authorities have not yet officially confirmed the finding of bodies.

 

The Brazilian Ambassador in the United Kingdom contacted Phillips' family and informed them that the bodies of both men were found in a remote place in the rainforest where they were tied to a tree. The Ambassador added that the remains have not yet been officially identified. Based on the finding of bodies tied to the tree, it is clear that the death of both men was most likely caused by a third party.

 

Pereir and Phillips, a freelance reporter who wrote for The Guardian and Washington Post, were seen sailing on the Itagaui River on Sunday, June 5. They have been missing since then.

 

 

The two men embarked on a journey to a remote area of the jungle near the border with Peru and Colombia, where the largest number of indigenous people untouched by civilisation lives.

 

It is also an area that experiences violent conflicts between fishermen, poachers and officials from government agencies. Violence increased when drug trading gangs began to fight for control over waterways for the transport of cocaine. The Itagaui River, on which the reporter sailed, is not a well-known smuggling route.

 

The alleged finding of the bodies on Sunday was preceded by the finding of clothing belonging to Pereir, including a health card in his name, and a backpack with Phillips' clothing. Shoes of both men were also found.

 

Firefighters of the Federal State of Amazonas had previously said to the local media that personal belongings were found "near the house" of Amarilda Costa de Oliveir. He is the only suspect who has been detained in the case and who has been seen sailing in the boat in the same direction as the pair.

 

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