Brazil Cannibalism Probe Widens To 5 New Deaths

By: AP (Posted by Kion Hudson)
By: AP (Posted by Kion Hudson)

(AP)-- Police say the trio that allegedly killed at least two women and ate parts of their bodies may have murdered another five people in northeastern Brazil.

Police spokesman Carlos Leite says investigators suspect the trio murdered four women in the state of Pernambuco and one in neighboring Paraiba.

He said Thursday police have information indicating that the five "suffered the same fate" as the two women whose remains were discovered last week in the city of Garanhuns.

A man, his wife and his mistress were arrested last week for allegedly killing two women, eating parts of their bodies and using their flesh to make stuffed pastries known as empanadas that they sold to neighbors. Police hope they will show where the additional bodies are buried.

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