Story By: William McGee, Sub-Editor: Joana Mihajlovska, Agency: Newsflash
A 17-year-old girl has been murdered in Brazil after apparently predicting her fate in a prophetic Facebook post.
The incident took place in the municipality of Itapiranga in the Brazilian state of Amazonas on 13th February.
Cristiane Carvalho Guimaraes, 17, apparently took to Facebook to write: “I come here to say goodbye to everyone. I will die shortly.”
She went on to name her to-be killers and revealed the reason for her impending death was a debt of BRL 3,000 (GBP 395) with local drug dealers.
In another post, Cristiane wrote: “They’ll send the location so my body can be found.”
A post sent the following day from the victim’s profile, but apparently written by her killers, revealed the exact location of her dead body.
The post was signed ‘CV’ at the end, referring to the criminal gang ‘Comando Vermelho’.
The police had been aware of the girl’s disappearance since 12th February. However, by the time officers found her the following day in the location revealed by the killers, she had already been killed.
Her cause of death has not been divulged, and it is not known if she was shot, as she apparently predicted in her Facebook post.
Officers investigating the case now believe the Comando Vermelho may have actually had nothing to with the teen’s death and that her real killer misattributed the crime to the gang to mislead investigators.
They also believe that the previous posts apparently made by Cristiane were in fact also written by her killer.
The investigators also suspect that two murders committed nearby on 17th February may be related to the same case.
The victims have been identified as Lorival Fonseca Moraes and Antonio Monteiro dos Santos, who were the brother and brother-in-law of one of the suspects Cristiane apparently named as her killers in her prophetic post.
They were found in a rural area with signs they had been executed, according to reports.
The police believe that members of the Comando Vermelho became unhappy about the increased police attention they were subjected to following their mention in Cristiane’s last Facebook post, and unsuccessfully tried to find the suspects named in her previous post and ended up killing the relatives of one instead.
Investigators suspect the case is in fact a femicide and that the motive had nothing to do with a drug debt.
The police probe continues.
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