Police investigating the disappearance of British journalist Dom Phillips and Brazilian expert Bruno Pereira in the Amazon took one of the two arrested suspects to the search site on Wednesday, according to several Brazilian media outlets.
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Footage from TV Globo, the country’s main television network, shows a man, his face covered by a hood, exiting a police station and boarding a police boat in Atalaia do Norte (northwest), near Brazil’s borders with Peru and Colombia .
The boat then departs on the river where Dom Phillips and Bruno Pereira were last seen on January 5 when they were due to return to Atalaia do Norte.
The Brazilian Federal Police (PF) declined to comment on these images.
A first suspect, Amarildo da Costa de Oliveira, a fisherman nicknamed “Pelado”, was arrested on June 7.
A second suspect was arrested on Tuesday. Oseney da Costa de Oliveira, known as “Dos Santos,” is “suspected of involvement in the affair,” the PF said in a press release.
Witnesses say they saw “Pelado” passing at high speed before she disappeared aboard a boat that was going in the same direction as Dom Phillips and Bruno Pereira’s boat.
Dom Phillips, 57, of The Guardian newspaper, prepared a book on environmental conservation in the Amazon.
Bruno Pereira, 41, an expert with Brazil’s government agency for indigenous affairs (Funai), has served as his guide in the allegedly dangerous region of the Javari Valley, a strategic axis for drug traffickers and a favorite hunting ground for gold miners, illegal fishermen or other loggers.