On Sunday March 10, 2013 workers from a nearby farm found bodies of two teenage boys, executed and charred in the middle of a dirt road near the Fazenda Bela Vista in Teixeira de Freitas, state of Bahia, Brazil.
According to the investigators, the teenagers were executed with a blast from a 12 gauge shotgun to the head and then set on fire. They may have had their hands tied with a rope for execution. The fire was likely used to conceal the identities of the victims, however it did not do severe enough damage to make them unrecognizable.
The boys were identified as 19 year old Joselito de Jesus Coelho who lived on Rua Bela Vista, and 17 year old Lucas Monteiro Fernandes from Rua Cananeias – both in the area of Posto da Mata, municipality of Nova Viçosa.
According to the relatives, the two were childhood friends and went missing on Thursday March 7, 2013 after leaving together for a bike ride. Relatives also said the boys did not mess with wrong people, did not do drugs, both studied and both had part time jobs to earn their own money.