The raped and brutally beaten body of a young woman was found in the São José Cemetery in the city of Codajás (distant 240 km from Manaus), state of Amazonas, Brazil on the morning of April 24th, 2016. Despite the horrific mutilation to her face, the victim was positively identified as 19-year-old Juliana Roberto Ferreira, who had been missing since the previous Thursday morning. The victim’s sister said that she had left home on Thursday, approximately 9 a.m. local time and that was the last anyone had seen or heard from her.
Juliana was found missing her pants and underwear and bore signs of a violent sexual assault, after which the girl’s face was pounded to a pulp by a wooden cross off one of the nearby gravestones. Authorities believe two men were involved in the commission of the rape and murder but left out details.
Horrific end for a young woman.