Two bodies found in search of missing British journalist and Indigenous expert

Two bodies have been found in the Amazon rainforest which may be those of missing British journalist Dom Phillips and indigenous expert Bruno Pereira.

Driving the news: Brazilian police said Friday that human remains had been found near where the two men were last seen, along a remote river in the Amazon.

What they say : Brazil’s Ambassador to the UK announced the news to Phillips’ family in a phone call on Monday, the Guardian reported.

  • “He said he wanted us to know that…they had found two bodies,” Paul Sherwood, Phillips’ brother-in-law, told The Guardian of the phone call.
  • “He didn’t describe the place and just said it was in the rainforest and he said they were tied to a tree and hadn’t been identified yet,” he said. -he adds.
  • “He said when it was daylight, or when it was possible, they would do an identification.”

The big picture: Brazilian authorities have been looking for the pair since they failed to show up in a town following a reporting trip to an area on the Peru-Colombia border more than a week ago.

  • Phillips was in the Amazon working on a book on sustainable development in the region and Pereira accompanied him as a field guide and expert.
  • Over the weekend, a group of indigenous volunteers searching for the men discovered items that had belonged to them, including “a pair of boots and a healthcare card belonging to Pereira and a backpack full of clothes and a pair of boots belonging to Phillips”. by the Guardian.

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