Dom Phillips: Third suspect arrested over killing of British journalist within the Amazon, as post-mortem confirms explanation for dying


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A 3rd suspect has been arrested in reference to the dying of a British journalist within the Amazon.

Dom Phillips, alongside indigenous skilled Bruno Pereira, went lacking two weeks in the past – however human stays have now been discovered.

Forensic assessments have confirmed that Mr Phillips has been killed, and different stays found are believed to belong to Mr Pereira.

A person known as Jefferson da Silva Lima has turned himself into a neighborhood police station.

Two brothers are additionally being held over their alleged involvement within the killings.

Earlier this week, officers mentioned the primary suspect – fisherman Amarildo da Costa de Oliveira – had led them to the burial website.

He additionally informed officers that he used a firearm to commit the crime.

In line with the police, Mr Phillips was shot within the chest, whereas Mr Pereira was shot within the head and stomach.

Bruno Pereira disappeared in the Amazon with Dom Phillips on 5 June, 2022. Pic: BAND TV
Bruno Pereira. Pic: BAND TV

An post-mortem suggests {that a} “firearm with typical searching ammunition was used”.

The pair had been final seen on their boat on the Itaquai River – close to the doorway of the Javari Valley Indigenous Territory, which borders Peru and Colombia.

That space has seen violent conflicts between fishermen, poachers and authorities brokers.

In a press release, Mr Phillips’ spouse Alessandra Sampaio mentioned his household can now “say goodbye with love”.

She added: “We additionally start our quest for justice. I hope that the investigations exhaust all prospects and convey definitive solutions on all related particulars as quickly as potential.”

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