Brazilian authorities find boat of slain British journalist, indigenous expert

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SAO PAULO (Reuters) – The boat used by killed British journalist Dom Phillips and Brazilian indigenous expert Bruno Pereira to travel Brazil’s Amazon was found on Sunday evening, authorities said in a press statement. The speedboat was submerged about 20 meters (65 ft) deep under the Itacoai river in the Amazon rainforest in northern Brazil with the help of six sandbags, authorities said. They added they were led to the site of boat’s sinking by the latest suspect in the killings, Jeferson da Silva Lima, or ‘Pelado da Dinha’, who surrendered himself to police on Saturday. Phillips, a freelance…

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