Human remains identified in killing of British journalist in Brazil

Identification process continues for indigenous expert Bruno Pereira, says federal police

Muhammed Emin Canik   | 18.06.2022
Human remains identified in killing of British journalist in Brazil Federal Police officers carry a coffin containing human remains after a suspect confessed to killing of British journalist Dom Phillips and Brazilian indigenous expert Bruno Pereira (AA - Mateus Bonomi )


Human remains found in the search for a British journalist were identified as belonging to Dom Philips, Brazilian federal police said Friday. 

It was confirmed that remains found in the Amazon belonged to Philips after a dental test.

The identification process for indigenous expert Bruno Pereira continues and tests are being carried out to determine the causes of deaths for Philips and Pereira.

Phillips, 57, who worked for British-based newspaper The Guardian, traveled to the region to write a book on indigenous people in the Amazon and Pereira, 41, an expert with the government-affiliated National Indigenous Foundation, have been missing since June 5.

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