Three people are being held over the cannibalism claims which are being investigated by police in north-eastern Brazil. Police have confirmed that they have arrested three people who are alleged to of killed at least two women, then proceeded to eat parts of their bodies. They also are said to of used the flesh to make stuffed pastries known as empadas which they then sold to unsuspecting member of the public. The three were arrested on Wednesday.
Inspector Wesley Fernandes of the Garanhuns city police department has said that a man, his wife and also his mistress have all confessed to killing and eating a number of people. Most likely homeless people who were lured to their deaths. There are fears that cannibalism in Brazil could be more widespread than previously believed. Fernandes believed the three belong to a sect that preaches “the purification of the world and the reduction of its population”. They carry out their aim through killing and eating people, though the number of sect members is unknown. Police, investigating a number of disappearances and reports of cannibals were able to trace the three killers after one of the women used a credit card which belonged to one of the victims who had disappeared last month. It seems likely that this could be a case of mass murder.
Cannibalism is very rare throughout the world, though is still probably practiced by small isolated tribes. Sects which carry out these kinds of actions are not widely reported on, though they do exist. There is little you can do to protect yourself from cannibals, though it seems likely these kinds of people would be seriously deranged, and thankfully there have been few reports of cannibalism in the UK, though there have been reports of this kind of thing on a regular basis throughout the years.