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Murderer of Sesimbra teen still at large

The murderer of 18-year-old Bruno Rodrigues, found brutally beaten near a football field in Quinta do Conde, Sesimbra, is still on the loose. Though PJ police have taken “important steps” forwards in their investigation, national tabloid Correio da Manhã reports, no arrests had been made as we went to press on Wednesday.

An autopsy has confirmed the young man was beaten with a tree trunk and left “disfigured” and with “multiple injuries” on his body. Several people, including family members, friends and former school colleagues, have been interrogated by police to establish the motive behind the brutal crime, CM says.

The youngster’s body was found on the night of Wednesday, November 16 by a man walking his dog.

Hours earlier, Rodrigues had picked up his brother from the Boa Água school. He was last seen training at a local gym.

GNR police were alerted when the teen’s father and stepmother, both firefighters, became worried that he had not come home. The body was found hours later, according to CM.

Rodrigues had completed ninth grade last year and was apparently planning to take driving lessons to get a job, the tabloid reports.

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