Advisor to Potential Witness in Marielle Franco Murder Case Found Dead

On Sunday, April 8th, community activist, Carlos Alexandre Pereira, was found murdered in Rio's Zona Oeste just two days after councilman Marcello Siciliano, whom Pereira assisted, spoke to investigators in the Marielle Franco murder case.

By Nelson Belen, Contributing Reporter

RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL - Late Sunday, April 8th, the body of community activist, Carlos Alexandre Pereira, was found in a car riddled with bullets on Estrada Cumaru in Taquara in Rio's Zona Oeste (West Zone).

The 37-year-old Pereira had been working as a volunteer community advisor in Taquara for councilman Marcello Siciliano. Pereira's murder came just two days after Siciliano spoke to investigators regarding the March 14th murders of councilwoman Marielle Franco and her driver Anderson Gomes.

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