A 21-year-old woman was apparently forced to dig her own grave on a beach in the Brazilian state of Santa Catarina before she was shot and buried. Amanda Albach’s body was recovered by cops after her killer reportedly confessed to the muder after he was accused of selling drugs.
Albach’s body was found by police on the beach of Irapiruba Norte de Laguna, a beach in the southern Brazilian state of Santa Catarina, on Friday. The day prior to the discovery, two men and a woman were arrested, and one suspect revealed to police the location of the body.
The suspect also allegedly confessed to having killed the victim with two gunshots after forcing her to dig her own grave. The killing took place on November 15.
Albach was last seen the day before her death at a party in the nearby city of Florianopolis. The sent an audio message to her parents on the night of November 15, and Police chief Bruno Fernandes said, “She sent a message to her parents, around 8:40 p.m., saying that she would return to Fazenda Rio Grande at dawn.”
He added, “Since then, there has been no more news of her. The cellphone is off and Amanda never accessed WhatsApp again.” Albach’s relatives said her voice was strange and the sound of wind was in the background of the audio.
The suspect confessed that the murder took place not long after the message was sent. Fernandes noted, “One of those investigated felt uncomfortable because he realized that Amanda had told third parties that he was involved in drug trafficking.”
He added, “[The suspect] did not like this situation and therefore decided to take her life.” The investigation is still taking place, and it has not yet been made clear whether the three suspects, who have been left unidentified, have been charged with any crimes.
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