A homeless man, identified as 60-year-old José Albino da Silva aka “Ze Boy”, was found dead in an abandoned section of the Santa Rosa neighbourhood of Caruaru on Wednesday, December 2nd. A piece of wood is still tied to his leg possibly from a makeshift chair that got broken but the “Last Supper” painting propped up under his foot just screams symbolism to me but hey, who doesn’t like good mystery? He was asphyxiated by having a rag tied around his face and neck. He clearly struggled but it ultimately proved futile.
It is speculated he may have been killed by another homeless man or perhaps a passing drug addict. The victim’s brother says that despite being a “nomad” his brother was very well liked around the area and does not know who would do this thing.