A 24-year-old pregnant woman died after several suspects were believed to have tied her to a car and set fire to fire.
Newsweek reports that Ellen Priscila Ferreira da Silva was found dead inside her mother’s car on October 17, in a rural area of Sao Paulo, Brazil. According to the police, da Silva was four months pregnant. Another victim inside the car, identified as Ely Carlos dos Santos, 39, was also reported dead.
Authorities believed that the victim was more likely to be alive when the car exploded. The case is being considered a murder. The official in charge of the investigation, Paulo de Tarso, said da Silva’s married boyfriend and his wife, who was also pregnant, were the suspect.
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“It was a planned and very cruel crime … The victim was four months pregnant by one of the suspects, who was married.”
In the end, the police arrested his boyfriend and wife, along with two other men. Officials have yet to disclose their names.
The child’s father initially told authorities he was also attacked, but pretended to pass out to avoid being burned in the car. He later confessed that he made up the story and made himself wounds, supposedly while under the influence of drugs.
Drugs and revenge may be part of the motive, according to the authorities.
“Ellen and Ely Carlos may owe a drug dealer to be arrested as well. Another point is that Ellen refused to abort the child conceived in a relationship outside of marriage, “de Tarso said.
Two of the suspects eventually confessed to the offense. One of the suspects claimed to have poured gas on the victim’s car, 7News reported.
The investigation is going on. Check for updates again.
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