Brazilian authorities Monday said during a press conference in Manaus that they had nearly solved the murders of British reporter Dom Phillips and indigenous affairs expert Bruno Araújo Pereira, which were perpetrated on June 5, last year, in the middle of the Amazon jungle.
British reporter Dom Phillips, who was murdered earlier this month while venturing into Amazonia to gather material for a book, has been laid to rest in Niterói, in the metropolitan region of Rio de Janeiro.
The boat British reporter Dom Phillips and local indigenist Bruno Araújo Pereira were riding when they were ambushed and killed on June 5 has been retrieved from the bottom of a river, Amazonas Civil Police announced Monday.
Brazilian authorities have confirmed that following scientific assessments, British journalist Dom Phillips and indigenist expert Bruno Araújo Pereira were killed in Amazonia with typical hunting ammunition. Forensic experts also completed the identification of Pereira's body.
Brazil's Federal Police Friday confirmed the remains flown to Brasilia from Amazonia belonged to British reporter journalist Dom Phillips, who was murdered earlier this month along with local indigenist expert Bruno Araújo Pereira.
The bodies of British reporter Dom Phillips and Brazilian indigenous affairs expert Bruno Araújo Pereira were found lifeless in Amazonia Wednesday while the two suspects arrested in connection with the case have reportedly confessed to committing the murders.
Brazil's Senate Monday approved an initiative to create a temporary committee to oversee the probe into the disappearance of British journalist Dom Phillips, a correspondent for The Guardian, and his indigenist guide Bruno Araújo Pereira, a National Indian Foundation (FUNAI) official on leave.
Despite versions from family members that two bodies had been found belonging to missing British reporter Dom Phillips and indgenist expert Bruno Araújo Pereira, Brazilian Federal Police in the state of Amazonas deny any such discoveries.
Brazilian authorities have arrested a suspect in the case of British journalist Dom Phillips and his local indigenous affairs expert friend Bruno Araújo Pereira who went missing in Amazonia earlier this week. Phillips and Araújo were last seen Sunday after leaving Sao Rafael in a boat on Sunday on their way to indigenous enclaves where they planned to collect materials for a future book.
Brazilian President Jair Bolsonaro Tuesday said anything could happen in the case of a British journalist and a local expert on indigenous affairs who went missing Sunday in Amazonia's Javari Valley.