Sao Paulo: A forensic examination carried out on human stays discovered within the Amazon rainforest confirmed that they belonged to British journalist Dom Phillips, Brazil’s federal police mentioned on Saturday (AEST).
Work was underway to find out the reason for loss of life, the police mentioned in an announcement.
The stays of a second individual, believed to be that of indigenous knowledgeable Bruno Pereira, was nonetheless underneath evaluation, a report by CNN Brasil mentioned earlier within the day.
Pereira and Phillips vanished on June 5 within the distant Javari Valley bordering Peru and Colombia. Earlier this week, police recovered human stays from a grave within the jungle the place they have been led by a fisherman who confessed to killing the 2 males.
“The stays of Dom Phillips have been a part of the fabric collected on the place indicated by Amarildo da Costa Oliveira,” police mentioned.
Phillips, a contract reporter who had written for the Guardian and the Washington Publish, was doing analysis for a e-book on the journey with Pereira, a former head of remoted and not too long ago contacted tribes at federal indigenous affairs company Funai.
Earlier within the day, police mentioned their investigation advised there have been extra people concerned past the suspect who had confessed, however that up to now the killers have been believed to have acted with out the involvement of a prison organisation.
“The investigations point out that the killers acted alone, with no bosses or prison organisation behind the crime,” police mentioned.