The hope that British journalist Dom Phillips and Brazilian indigenous expert Bruno Pereira were still alive was in vain. The Guardian reports his bodies have been found, most likely those of Phillips and Pereira. Both disappeared on a tour of the Amazon a week ago.
According to the Guardian, Brazil’s ambassador to the UK told Phillips’ family in the UK that the body was found during a phone call early Monday. Paul Sherwood, Phillips’ brother-in-law, said “he didn’t describe the location and just said it was in the rainforest and he said they were tied to a tree and hadn’t been identified yet.” When it got light, the begin identification.
The news comes after police confirmed that items belonging to both men were found during a search of the Javari region, where they disappeared returning from a four-day reporting trip.