The area where they both disappeared is known to be one of the most inaccessible in the region.
Alessandra Sampaio, the wife of the British journalist Dom Phillips, whose trail was lost along with that of the indigenist Bruno Pereira a little over a week ago while they were traveling through a region of difficult access in the Amazon, reported this Monday that the bodies without lives of both have been located.
For the moment, neither the Brazilian authorities nor the National Indian Foundation (FUNAI), which reported the disappearance of both, have confirmed that the bodies found are those of Phillips and Pereira.
However, Sampaio has revealed that the Federal Police have confirmed that the bodies are those of her husband and his partner, while the British Embassy had already contacted the Phillips brothers to communicate the news to them, reports the G1 portal of the newspaper ‘O Globo’.
Both had been seen for the last time on June 5 in the community of Sao Rafael –within the indigenous lands of the Javari Valley–, from where they left for Atalaia del Norte, although in the end they did not reach their destination.
On Sunday, the search teams found a backpack and other belongings that supposedly belonged to the disappeared near the home of Amarildo Costa de Oliveira, one of the suspects in the disappearance, who has been in preventive detention for a few days.
The area in which both disappeared is known for being one of the most inaccessible in the region, home not only to the largest concentration of uncontacted indigenous peoples, but also the scene of one of the largest routes through which the cocaine that arrives circulates. from Peru to be distributed to Europe.
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