“Objects belonging to the two missing persons have been found: a health card, black pants, a black sandal and a pair of boots belonging to Bruno Pereira, and a pair of boots and a backpack belonging to Dom Phillips containing personal clothing,” the Federal Police in Amazonas state said Sunday in a statement.
Indigenous groups joined the search efforts for Indigenous affairs specialist Bruno Pereira and British journalist Dom Phillips. Credit: Getty Images
The Amazonas Fire Department had previously told local media that personal effects possibly belonging to the missing men had been found “near the house” of Amarildo Costa de Oliveira, the only person arrested so far in the case and who witnesses say pursued the men upriver.
The finding of the men’s belongings came just hours after friends and relatives of the pair held a vigil on a beach in Rio de Janeiro.
The faces of British journalist Dom Phillips (left) and Indigenous affairs expert Bruno Araujo Pereira on a sign presented by employees of the National Indigenous Foundation, FUNAI, during a vigil in Brazil. Source: AAP / Eraldo Peres
‘We want an answer’
“I used to come for walks on this beach with my uncle,” he said.
“We have to honour their work.”
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