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Human remains found in search for Amazon missing

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Human remains have been found in the search for British journalist Dom Phillips and Brazilian indigenous expert Bruno Pereira, who disappeared in the Amazon after receiving threats, Brazil's president said. "The evidence leads us to believe something bad was done to them, because human innards were found floating in the river, which are now undergoing DNA testing'', President Jair Bolsonaro said.


Phillips's niece Dominique Davies said via text message that "two bodies have been found" in the search, and that relatives were awaiting confirmation from federal police as to whether they are the missing pair — although police in Brazil denied the report. The families of 57-year-old Phillips, a veteran correspondent, and Pereira, a respected 41-year-old indigenous specialist, have been enduring an anguished wait for news on their fate since they disappeared a week ago. — AFP


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