Karina dos Santos Origa was seen in CCTV footage leaving the gym in Sao Paulo, Brazil on the morning of Tuesday, December 14 before her lifeless body was found a few hours later
A businessman has been arrested after allegedly contracting hitmen to shoot his younger wife and bury her in the woods.
Karina dos Santos Origa, 35, was seen in CCTV footage leaving the gym in Sao Paulo, Brazil on the morning of Tuesday, December 14.
It was the last time she was seen alive before her lifeless body was found with a gunshot wound to the back of the head in a wooded area near the neighbouring city of Mairipora a few hours later.
Brazil’s Civil Police arrested her husband, 48-year-old Edson Bueno Lopes, on Thursday, who has denied ordering her killing.
at the minimum four people, who were travelling in a silver Ford Fiesta, are believed to have participated in the woman’s murder, and the police are searching for them.
As no signs of sexual violence were found, nor were any personal belongings taken, investigators believe it may have either been a crime of passion or motivated by a financial disagreement within her husband’s accounting firm, where she also worked.
Her burnt-out car was found in Sao Paulo.
The investigators revealed that the associate’s neighbours in the apartment block where they lived called security after overhearing an argument between them the day before the alleged crime.
According to the police, there were inconsistencies and contradictions in the businessman’s version of events.
They also noted that his wife, who he married in 2009, had filed a police report against him, accusing him of domestic violence, in 2018.
According to police chief Virginia Sellmer, the man told his wife at the time: “I’m going to have you killed.”
The investigation is current.
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