Brazil: Police confirm human remains belong to British journalist
20 June 2022 | 11:58 am
A forensic examination on remains found in the Amazon confirmed they belonged to British journalist Dom Phillips. A second set of remains, believed to be those of Bruno Pereira, are still being analyzed.
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