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Man flees with decapitated head

2010-03-24 12:29

Sao Paulo – A man with mental problems decapitated his mother and fled with her head, said Brazilian police.

Police investigator Felipe Neri says authorities in northeastern Brazil are on the lookout for the 22-year-old man. His mother's body was found in the rural parts of the country on Monday.

Neri says the man first attacked his father, then went after his mother when she tried to intervene.

He allegedly picked up his mother's head and ran with it into a nearby wooded area.

The man has not been identified by police.

He had not taken medication for his mental disorder for the last week, Neri said.