The severed HEAD of murdered woman Sabrina Tavares is stolen from a Brazilian grave in a witchcraft ritual
- Sabrina Tavares’ head was removed from her body in a cemetery in Nova Iguaçu, Brazil, in March.
- Tavares was allegedly shot to death by her former brother-in-law in August 2022.
- The vandals destroyed the concrete tomb and smashed the coffin before tearing off its head, leaving behind a bowl, bottles and papers.
The head of a woman who was buried in a Brazilian cemetery is missing after her grave was raided in what Brazilian authorities believe may have been a witchcraft ritual.
Sabrina Tavares, 31, was buried in August 2022 after she was shot dead by her former brother-in-law.
According to the G1 news outlet, the Civil Police discovered that instead of Tavares’s head, the thieves had left a bowl along with bottles and papers.
The shocking incident took place in March in a cemetery in Nova Iguaçu, about an hour north of Rio de Janeiro.
An official reported the vandalism of the tomb to the police on March 17, saying there was no suspicious activity the day before the incident.
Sabrina Tavares was allegedly shot to death by her ex-brother-in-law at her home in Nova Iguaçu, Brazil, on August 11, 2022. In March, vandals broke into a cemetery, smashed her concrete grave and removed the coffin lid before it was released. would come off the head of her corpse. The Civil Police believe that the incident may have been part of a religious ritual
The coffin where Sabrina Tavares’s body was placed was broken into by vandals who then removed her head as part of what police say was a witchcraft ritual.
The cemetery reported the destruction of the grave on March 17 and said there were no suspicious movements at the site the day before the incident.
A police officer inspected the concrete burial site and found that ‘the concrete cover was broken by a blunt blow’.
The investigator’s report also indicated that the lid of the wooden coffin had also been broken and confirmed that the woman’s head had been dislodged.
Tavares’s family did not learn of the destruction of the tomb until April 11 when his father, Jorge Gomes, 52, visited the site to clean it up and leave some flowers, before being directed by a worker to meet with the tomb. The management.
“They said that they had raided the grave and that I had to wait for a report (from the Civil Police) to be ready to find out what happened,” Gomes said.
It took police 40 days to tell the family that Tavares’ head had been torn off by individuals seeking to perform a religious ritual.
‘I want them (the police) to give me an answer. To do something about it,’ Gomes said. You bury someone and they do this? My daughter had been dead for eight months and they did this to her. It’s a horrible thing.
Sabrina Tavares was shot on August 11, 2022 at her home in Nova Iguaçu, about an hour north of Rio de Janeiro. Her alleged murderer, her former brother-in-law, Matheus da Silva, was released from jail by a judge on July 20 to allow him to defend himself against her without being locked up in a cell. The judge based his decision on the fact that da Silva is ‘a first-time (defendant) with a good record, with a fixed address and legal work, who does not show a risk to public order
Tavares was allegedly shot by his ex-brother-in-law, Matheus da Silva, who was upset that he was left with the house that once belonged to his brother, a former police officer, Cristiano da Silva, who was killed in 2016.
Matheus Da Silva also did not accept that Tavares lived at home with his new partner and that they granted him his brother’s pension. He entered the bedroom while she was sleeping and shot her six times and also opened fire on her mother, Fátima de Azevedo, on August 11, 2011.
Azevedo survived from a gunshot wound to the leg and pretended to be dead by lying on it. Tavares’ 2-year-old goddaughter, who was also in the room, was not injured.
Matheus Da Silva was released from prison on July 20 pending the start of his trial after a judge considered that he was ‘a first-time (defendant) with a good record, with a fixed address and legal work, who showed no risk to public order. ‘
The head of the Civil Police, José Salomão, does not believe that the beheading of Tavares is linked to an act of revenge.
‘The evidence indicates that it is not a message for the family, but a religious ritual due to the time (of Sabrina’s murder)’, Salomão. “And those who commit these types of crimes believe that they will not be discovered.”