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Brazil Police Say Suspect Admits Killing Phillips, Pereira

  • Remains of pair found at scene to undergo forensic examination
  • UK journalist, indigenous expert had been missing in Amazon
Dom Phillips, center, in Roraima State, Brazil in 2019.

Dom Phillips, center, in Roraima State, Brazil in 2019.

Photographer: Joao Laet/AFP/Getty Images

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Brazil‘s Federal Police said late Wednesday that one of the suspects arrested in connection with the disappearance of British journalist Dom Phillips and indigenous activist Bruno Pereira had confessed to killing the pair.

Speaking at an evening press conference, Eduardo Alexandre Fontes, superintendent of the Federal Police in Amazonas, said that the main suspect in the case had taken authorities to a location in the western reaches of Brazil’s Amazon, a border region with Peru where “human remains” were recovered.