Amanda Albach, 21, was dug up by cops after her killer allegedly confessed to murdering her after being charged with drug trafficking.
Ms Albach was found buried on the beach at Irapiruba Norte de Laguna on Friday, in the Brazilian state of Santa Catarina.
The day before, two men and a woman had been arrested and one of the suspects had revealed to the police where the body had been buried.
The suspect also allegedly confessed to them that he shot the victim twice after forcing her to dig her own grave in the murder that took place on November 15.
Albach was last seen the day before when she attended a party in the nearby town of Florianopolis.
Police chief Bruno Fernandes, of the Criminal Investigation Division, said the young woman, who lived in Fazenda Rio Grande, in the metropolitan area of Curitiba, had traveled to Santa Catarina with a couple of friends to attending a friend’s birthday party.
He said, “It was that bond that brought her [the victim] to this house in Santa Catarina. She came to celebrate this person’s birthday. “
The victim’s family lawyer, Michael Pinheiro, said: “These friends of hers said they left the party and never saw her again. “
But the police noted “inconsistencies in the statements”, which raised suspicions about the involvement of people at the party in the disappearance of the young woman.
The young woman sent an audio message to her parents for the last time on the night of November 15.
Mr Pinheiro said: “She sent a message to her parents, around 8:40 pm, saying that she would be returning to Fazenda Rio Grande at dawn.
“Since then, there has been no news from her. The cell phone is turned off and Amanda has never accessed WhatsApp again. “
These friends of hers said they left the party and never saw her again
Albach’s relatives are reported by police as having said his voice was strange and that there was wind in the background of the audio message.
One of the suspects reportedly confessed that the murder took place shortly after Albach sent the audio message.
Police chief Fernandes said: “One of those interviewed felt uncomfortable because he realized that Amanda had told third parties that he was involved in the trafficking. drug. “
He added that she allegedly took a photo of the anonymous suspect holding a gun and sent it to people.
The police chief said: “He did not like this situation and therefore decided to take his life.
The investigation is ongoing. It is currently unclear whether the three suspects, who have not been named, have been charged.
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