The partially buried body of this 21-year-old student has been found with a rope around her neck after she went missing from a Brazilian beach.
Student Julia Rosenburg had gone missing on Sunday 5th July as she was walking from the Pauba beach to the Maresias beach in the town of Sao Sebastiao in the southeastern Brazilian state of Sao Paulo.
The emergency services were called and rescue teams began searching for her. The following day firefighters reportedly found her partially-buried body near the path, covered in leaves and soil.
She had seemingly been strangled to death, with local media outlet ‘R7 Noticias’ reporting a rope was found around her neck and tissue in her mouth.
Local newspaper Globo report she had suffered no other injuries and there were no signs of her having been attacked sexually.
R7 report Mucio Matos, the prosecutor in charge of the case, said the victim was found clothed.
The 21-year-old lived in the city of Sao Paulo but had been passing the coronavirus quarantine in her family’s home in the seaside town of Sao Sebastiao, with Globo reporting that the trail that she went missing from was just seven minutes from the home.
No arrests have been reported and the Civil Police have said they will use security cameras from nearby residential areas to try to identify suspects, according to Globo.
R7 Noticias report the police have not yet recovered the victim’s mobile phone and they will try to use the data from the device to identify the culprit or culprits.
The investigation is ongoing.