Gift-wrapped skulls puzzle Brazil police

2013-03-07 22:19

Rio de Janeiro - Police in the Brazilian city of Sao Paulo are baffled by a macabre puzzle: someone has been leaving gift-wrapped human skulls around town.

Investigator Paul Henry Bozon Verduraz described the case to the Folha de Sao Paulo newspaper in a story published on Thursday.

The first skull in cherry-red wrapping was found on 20 February in a planter near a residential building downtown.

Since then, seven others have been found near Mormon temples or consulates, including those for Russia, the Czech Republic and South Africa.

The skulls are old, with traces of dirt.

Verduraz says security cameras captured images of a woman in an ankle-length skirt leaving the skulls, which seem old, with traces of dirt.

He thinks this may be part of some sort of ritual.

  • Lizira - 2013-03-08 00:48

    The least reporters could do is reword their articles. Shoveling copy from one site to another is fine. But copying and pasting? Sorry, but this isn't reporting. This is plagiarism. And the fact that AP provided the story does not make a difference. When did journalists become this lazy?

      johan.mostert.967 - 2013-03-08 09:13

      99% of N24's articles are copied, especially from the IOL website.

  • Coleen Matthews - 2013-03-08 07:16

    Where in South Africa was one found ?? At least you could find that out for us !

      Mark Van Der Heever - 2013-03-08 07:21


      Mark Smith - 2013-03-08 07:32

      Read the article again before making silly demands. It says the South African consulate in Rio de Janeiro

      johan.mostert.967 - 2013-03-08 09:14

      Hehe, if it Friday, we'll forgive you Coleen ;)

  • Bruce Gauld - 2013-03-08 07:58

    Just a guess but maybe just maybe it means they want to kill someone??

  • Florence Dzimwasha - 2013-03-08 08:27

    Or a case of "Catch me if you can" kind of scenario. Serial killer getting tired of waiting for the police to recognize his work and is now bringing the work to them. Kinda like something the Zodiac Killer would have done.

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