Brazil Murder Suspects 'Ate Flesh of Victims' that's a karate expert and two women have been arrested on suspicion of killing at least two women, before eating their flesh to 'purify the soul', police revealed today.
The Brazilian trio, who were seized in Pernambuco in the northeastern part of the country, was said by police to be part of a sect which believes in the 'purification of the world'.
Jorge da Silveira, 51, a graduate and karate expert, along with Isabel Pires, 51, and Bruna da Silva, 25, planned ot kill three women each year, according to Brazilian police.
A spokesperson said their plans were discovered when police came across a 50-page book belonging to da Silveira, which included drawings, and details of cannibalism.Police have found two bodies in the garden of a house belonging to the group.
They believe the bodies found could be those of Alexandra Falcao, 20, and Gisele da Silva, 30, who were reported missing in the area recently.
The two women were reportedly seen near the house of the suspects shortly before they disappeared.
Neighbors of the trio set fire to the house where the bodies were found on Thursday, according to Brazilian media.
Police Commissioner Wesley Fernandez said the trio were planning to kill another woman in a nearby town, and feel there could be more victims.
Three people accused of killing at least two women in Brazil have confessed to eating some of their victims' flesh, police have said.
One of the accused, who include a man and two women, is said to have admitted using some of the remains to cook pasties which were sold to neighbors in Garanhuns, in the state of Pernambuco.
Police held the trio on Wednesday after the remains of two women was found in the grounds of a house belonging to one of the suspects.
Officers said the accused had admitted to being part of a sect that received orders from a "voice" to kill women they considered evil, and they intended to kill three victims every year.
"The three ate the flesh of their victims to purify their souls," said a police spokesman.
Investigations began last month after Jorge Beltrao Negromonte da Silveira, 51, identified himself as the author of a 2009 pamphlet in which he appears to reveal details of the sect's activities.
Along with da Silveira, police arrested his wife, Isabel Cristina Oliveira da Silva, and his 25-year-old mistress Bruna Cristina Oliveira da Silva, who lived with the couple.
Also living at their house was a five-year-old girl, suspected to be the daughter of a 17-year-old girl murdered in 2008 in the Recife suburb of Olinda.
Police are investigating the three in relation to at least five other murders in the state.