Story By: William McGee, Sub-Editor: Marija Stojkoska, Agency: Newsflash
The body of this stunning teenage Brazilian model has been found under a bridge by a river after her estranged boyfriend who is 13 years her senior was arrested on suspicion of killing her.
Lorrayne Damares da Silva’s decomposing corpse was found by the Paraiba River in the Brazilian municipality of Sobrado on the morning of 20th December.
The 19-year-old’s dead body was found in a thicket underneath a bridge the day after her ex-boyfriend, 32-year-old Kennedy Ramon Alves Linhares, was named as the prime suspect behind her disappearance.
Silva had been missing for a week after she had gone with her ex to a summer home in the nearby municipality of Lucena, where she was last seen alive.
It was there that Linhares is believed to have strangled Silva to death following an argument between the pair, who had known each other for three years.
Linhares was arrested attempting to flee, after his vehicle was identified by police in the municipality of Eunapolis in Bahia state. The location is a 21 to 22-hour car drive south of Lucena.
He was transferred by the police to the Paraiba state capital of Joao Pessoa, where he confessed to the crime and revealed where he had dumped his ex-girlfriend’s body after murdering her.
Silva’s body was subsequently removed from the scene with the help of the fire brigade.
Linhares has been placed in preventive detention as the investigation continues.
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