Brazil: Two Bodies Found in Amazon Search for British Journalist, Brazilian Expert

Source: US News & World Report

“Search teams have found two bodies in Brazil’s Amazon rainforest while looking for a British reporter and a Brazilian indigenous expert, the Guardian reported on Monday, citing a relative of the journalist briefed by a Brazilian diplomat. On Sunday, Brazilian police said search teams had found the belongings of freelance reporter Dom Phillips and Bruno Pereira, a former official at federal indigenous agency Funai, in a creek off the river where they were last seen on June 5. Brazil’s ambassador in London told Paul Sherwood, Phillips’s brother-in-law, that authorities were working to identify the two bodies, which had been found tied to a tree near the river, according to the Guardian, to which Phillips often contributed.” (06/13/22)