Suspect Confesses to Killing UK Tourist in Brazilian Amazon

Emma Kelty had been kayaking down the Solimões River in the Amazon Region when she was robbed and killed.

By Lise Alves, Senior Contributing Reporter

SÃO PAULO, BRAZIL – Brazilian police in the state of Amazonas, in the Amazon region announced on Wednesday, that a suspect in the murder of British tourist Emma Kelty confessed to cutting her throat and throwing her body into the Solimões River. Authorities are still looking for the tourist's body.

Artur Gomes da Silva, known as ‘Beira’, was arrested on Wednesday in the municipality of Coari, 363 km from Manaus and confessed to police killing the Subscribe to our Premium Membership Plan. Already Subscribed?