One of the two suspects in the killing and dismembering of a British journalist and his guide in the Amazon rainforest has confessed to the crime, say police.
Amarildo da Costa de Oliveira, 41, has admitted killing Dom Phillips and an indigenous expert, Bruno Pereira, who were missing for more than a week.
Police told reporters that he had made the confession and then led officers to the spot where the bodies of Phillips and Pereira were buried.
Dom Phillips, a veteran journalist and author, had been researching a book entitled How to Save the Amazon
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Federal investigators said that the suspect, also known as “Pelado”, told police he used a gun to kill the two men before they were buried nearly two miles into the woods.
Witnesses said they saw police take a hooded man on the river yesterday where the pair