Brazilian woman beaten to death in Santarém

According to reports, the woman was ‘beaten to death’ in a scenario of “great violence”.

Blood was found throughout the house in which she was living, though for now it is uncertain exactly when she was killed – or by whom.

Data from the dead woman’s mobile phone is being studied in the hope that it might shed light on people she will have been in contact with.

A local man has told Correio da Manhã tabloid that he saw a man leaving the house in Travessa das Frigideiras around an hour and a half before the body was discovered, but that he “couldn’t identify him”.