The dismembered and headless body of the 19-year-old Brazilian soccer player, who disappeared after speaking to his grandmother, is found in a river as authorities vow to find his head.
- Firefighters located the remains of Hugo Skulny in the Iguetemi river in the Brazilian city of Sete Quedas, facing Paraguay, on Sunday.
- The 19-year-old footballer had been missing since he attended a party in Pindoty Porã on June 25.
- Police have arrested one person, but have not released his name.
The dismembered body of a soccer player was discovered on Sunday in a river in the southwestern Brazilian state of Mato Grosso do Sul.
Hugo Skulny, 19, had been missing since June 25 after attending a gas station party with friends in Pindoty Porã, Paraguay, police said.
He was last seen when one of his friends dropped him off near his ex-girlfriend’s house in the Brazilian city of Sete Quedas.
The head of the Civil Police, Lucelia Constantino, said that the parts of Skulny’s body were abandoned in the bed of the Iguatemi river in Sete Quedas, a town on the border with Paraguay.
“No head was found, only the hip, torso and thigh,” he said.
The remains of Hugo Skulny were found in the Iguatami River in Sete Quedas, Brazil, on Sunday. The 19-year-old soccer player had been missing since June 25 after attending a party in Paragua with friends
Authorities have a suspect in custody in connection with the murder of 19-year-old Brazilian soccer player Hugo Skulny, whose dismembered body was found in the Iguatemi river on Sunday.
Authorities were able to identify Skulny from a tattoo of his father, who passed away two years ago.
At least one suspect, whose name was not released by police, has been arrested.
On Monday, the fire brigade resumed a search in the Iguatemi River to find Skulny’s head.
His remains were transferred to the Ponta Porã forensic medical center for autopsy.
Firefighters found Hugo Skulny’s torso, hip and thigh, but were unable to find his head.
Skulny lived with his maternal grandmother and brother in Sete Quedas and played for the town’s soccer club.
“They found him dead in the Iguatemi River, they dismembered him,” said his mother, Eliana Skulny, according to Campo Grande News. ‘How much cruelty in the world, my God. My son was a good boy.
The teen had received a phone call from his grandmother around 3 a.m. and he told her it was cold outside and he would be home soon, his cousin Andressa Skulny told G1.
The family thought that he decided not to come home and sleep elsewhere.
‘We did not expect this to have happened. Body parts were found, but the police did not find my brother’s head, the police said they would not stop until they found it,” he said. ‘How dare someone do that? This is cruel and unscrupulous.
Hugo Skulny was a freshman in college majoring in physical education.
He also played for Projetinho, a club from the local municipality.
“He was playing like never before, and he dreamed of excelling soon and being able to join a great team,” said Andressa Skulny. “He was even a little impatient to achieve his goals soon.”