Brazilian actor, Jefferson Machado, who disappeared in January is found dead buried six and a half feet below ground in Rio de Janeiro
A Brazilian soap opera actor who disappeared in January has been found dead in a trunk in Rio de Janeiro.
Jefferson Machado’s body was tied up and stuffed inside a wooden trunk that was buried six feet beneath the concrete floor of an outhouse in the western Rio de Janeiro neighborhood of Campo Grande on Monday, police said.
Authorities were able to confirm the 44-year-old’s body through fingerprints Wednesday.
The property belongs to a woman who told police she had rented the outhouse to a man who police have identified as a suspect but not named, Brazilian news outlet G1 reported.
Machado, who lived in Rio de Janeiro, is believed to have known the person who rented out the property where his body was found and was seen entering it a month ago, according to R7 news.
It took nine individuals, including seven Civil Police agents, to remove the trunk from the hole.
A family lawyer told local news outlets that the trunk belonged to Machado and had been previously taken out of his home.
‘Jefferson was coldly and brutally murdered by envious, evil and, of course, unscrupulous people,’ Cintia Hilsendeger, a friend of the family, wrote on the actor’s Instagram account.