Two cousins were brutally murdered and set on fire in Cauldron, outside of São Bento do Una, Pernambuco state, Brazil. Caruaru is in Pernambuco too. Body of 27 year old Reinaldo Brito da Silva and his cousin Sidney Charles dos Santos were found still burning on Thursday June 6, 2013.
On the night before their murder, the two went to see another cousin named Valdir who lives in Capoeiras. They never returned. Police have no leads whatsoever as to why they were killed. Their bodies were burned so badly it was difficult to distinguish gunshot or stab wounds but everything appears to suggest that they had been killed before being burned. The killers laid a number of tires over their bodies and set them on fire like that to ensure they burn for a long time.