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On Bruno and Dom’s Last Trip, No “Adventure”

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The Minister of Justice, Anderson Torres, informed on his Twitter account Wednesday, June 15, that "human remains" were found in the search for the Indigenous activist Bruno Pereira and the British journalist Dom Phillips in the Javari Valley.

According to Torres, the human remains "will be submitted to forensics." The information was confirmed the night of Wednesday, June 15, at the Federal Police press conference in Manaus.


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Dom and Bruno disappeared in the Itaquaí river 10 days ago. Images courtesy of Playback / Facebook and TV Globo.

Eduardo Alexandre Fontes, Superintendent of the PF/AM, said that the material will be forwarded tomorrow to the Institute of Criminalistics so that other questions can be answered, such as the cause of death and the circumstance of the crime. "There was a clash and it would have been with a firearm," said Fontes, who reaffirms that the investigation remains secret and that only the forensics team will confirm. "New arrests may still occur," he said.


PF and PC led suspect to the search site on the Itaquaí River. Image courtesy of Avener Prado/Agência Pública. Brazil, 2022.

FUNAI sign on the bank of the Ituí River that indicates the beginning of the Vale do Javari Indigenous Land. Image courtesy of Avener Prado/Agência Pública. Brazil, 2022.

Funai base at the confluence of the Itaquaí and Ituí rivers in the “mouth” of the Vale do Javari Indigenous Land. Image courtesy of Rubens Valente/Agência Pública. Brazil, 2022.

João Guerrero and the support house on the bank of the river Ituí where Bruno and Dom slept the last night before disappearing. Images courtesy of Avener Prado/ Agência Pública. Brazil, 2022.

São Rafael community on the Ituí river, where Bruno and Dom went to find Churrasco. Images courtesy of Avener Prado/Agência Pública. Brazil, 2022.

Amarildo da Costa Oliveira's house, known as Pelado, in the São Gabriel community, where Bruno and Dom were last seen. Images courtesy of Avener PradoAgência Pública. Brazil, 2022.

Amarildo da Costa Oliveira's mother and brothers, known as Pelado, in the São Gabriel community on the Ituí river. Image courtesy of Avener Prado/Agência Pública. Brazil, 2022.

Indigenous people camped on the banks of the Ituí River, close to where the first belongings of Bruno and Dom were found. Image courtesy of Avener Prado/Agência Pública. Brazil, 2022.

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