Police in Rio Suspect German Tourist was Killed in Santa Cruz

Police say Christoph Josef was murdered by Luiz Fernando Pereira Garcia, in the neighborhood Santa Cruz in the Zona Oeste of Rio.

By Jay Forte, Contributing Reporter

RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL - Police in Rio have been investigating the death of a German tourist since yesterday, Monday, May 22nd. According to the Barra da Tijuca battalion command, Christoph Josef was murdered by Luiz Fernando Pereira Garcia, in the neighborhood Santa Cruz in the Zona Oeste (West Zone) of Rio.

Two suspects were arrested while driving through a checkpoint on Avenida Salvador Allende, in front of the Ilha Pura condominium, former Subscribe to our Premium Membership Plan. Already Subscribed?