Brazil: Authorities find belongings of missing journalist and expert in Amazon

"A British journalist and a Brazilian expert on Indigenous peoples have now been missing deep in the Amazon rainforest for more than a week, and increasing signs suggest that the two men may not be found alive.

Brazilian authorities said late last week that they found human remains in the area where the men were last seen as well as blood on a suspect’s boat, and that the samples were being tested. Then, over the weekend, the authorities found belongings of the two men, including clothes, a sandal, a bag and a health card.


The human remains are being tested at the national forensic lab in Brasília, the nation’s capital. Officials said that they collected genetic samples of Mr. Phillips and Mr. Pereira at their homes to see if there was a match."

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