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Remains of UK journalist Dom Phillips found

The remains of one of the two bodies found in the Amazon rainforest are those of United Kingdom Journalist, Dom Phillips, Brazilian police have confirmed.

They say the identification was based on dental records.

The second body believed to be that of indigenous expert Bruno Pereira is still being examined.

Mr Phillips, 57, and Mr Pereira, 41, were first reported missing on 5 June. Earlier this week, a suspect confessed to burying the bodies.

According to BBC, the suspect was later named as Amarildo da Costa de Oliveira.

The police says he had explained in detail how both men were killed before leading officers to the place where their bodies were buried.

The suspect’s brother, Oseney da Costa de Oliveira, has also been arrested in connection with the killings, but denies any involvement.

On Friday police announced that they had issued an arrest warrant for a third suspect Jeferson da Silva Lima, whose whereabouts are currently unknown.

After the first suspect’s confession, Dom Phillips’ family said they were “heartbroken”.