A villainous criminal has been accused of raping and murdering a young mother before binding an 11-year-old girl next to the corpse.
The attacker is said to have killed Rhayany Rhutila Moraes Silva before fleeing in the early hours of November 23.
This gruesome ordeal took place in the Brazilian municipality of Barra do Garcas in the west-central state of Mato Grosso.
It came after Rhayany, 30, was reported missing by her boyfriend, who called her employer.
Her boss then reportedly jumped the gate to her house and found that both the woman and the child were tied up.
The mother, gagged and tied from head to toe, lay dead on her stomach.
An unnamed child, whose arms were tied with clothing, was alive and terrified.
The killer called the emergency services, who came to the scene and took care of the girl.
In a conversation with the police, the girl reported that the unknown man broke into the back of the house and was armed with a knife.
He is said to have made several threats against the couple before killing and raping the mother.
The suspect was described to police as a tall, white man with a beard who allegedly fled the scene on a motorcycle after committing the crime.
He hasn’t been caught yet.
The case is being investigated by the police and tests are underway to determine the exact cause of Silva’s death.
According to reports, the girl has been admitted to the Guardianship Council.
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