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Body type of Marielle Franco’s killer identified

The former Rio city councilor was gunned down seven months ago

Published in 11/10/2018 - 16:55

By Jéssica Antunes* Rio de Janeiro

Three days before the killing of city councilor Marielle Franco and her driver Anderson Gomes turns seven months old, state prosecutors in Rio de Janeiro reported the gunman’s body type has been identified. Investigators also found out new locations visited by the vehicle used by the criminal.

Franco’s family members as well as Gomes’s widow were notified of the findings Tuesday (Oct. 11), the police said.

State-of-the-art technology is reported to have been used to outline the bodily features of the perpetrator. The new locations visited by the car, in turn, were ascertained through the analysis of hundreds of images. The efforts are described as a “great stride” in the probes.

The discoveries were made possible thanks to a partnership between the prosecutors and the forensic experts.

Orlando Curicica

Prosecutors also reported that former military police agent Orlando Curicica, suspected of being involved in the killing, was heard by the authorities. The meeting took place in a federal jail in Mossoró, Rio Grande do Norte state, where he is held for killing a person in 2015.

A previous testimony from Curicica was also submitted to Rio prosecutors. Its contents are kept under secrecy.

*Trainee under the supervision of Vítor Abdala

Translation: Fabrício Ferreira Edition: Fernando Fraga / Mariana Branco

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