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.