• Categories
  • Archives

Autopsy Confirms: Death of Brazilian General in Haiti Was Suicide

Brazil’s Vice President and Minister of Defense, José Alencar, submitted to the United Nations (UN) a second name for the position of Commander of the United Nations Peace Mission in Haiti: General Jannot Jansen da Silva Filho. The first indication was of General José Elito Siqueira.

Jansen is Vice Chief of the Army’s Department of Logistics in Brasilia.

The UN will choose between the two names, who will be in charge of the mission. José Alencar affirmed that both generals are in the same level and prepared to carry out an efficient job.

Alencar participated on the memorial service to honor General Urano Bacellar, who was found dead last Saturday, in the hotel he lived, in Port-au-Prince, the Haitian capital. President Luiz Inácio Lula da Silva also participated on the service.

The General’s body was taken to Rio de Janeiro for burial.

Suicide Confirmed

The preliminary report of the autopsy made by Brasí­lia’s IML (Instituto Médico Legal – Coroner’s Office) confirmed initial reports that General Bacellar killed himself in Haiti. The report, which talks about "strong evidence of suicide" was signed by coroner Eduardo Reis.

Laerte Bessa, general-director of Brasí­lia’s Civilian Police confirmed the information and said that the shot that killed the general was a point-blank, inside the mouth discharge. He also informed that the medical examiner had found traces of gunpowder on one of the general’s hands.

The final report will be release in about 10 days, according to Bessa. For that, the Coroner’s Office will also study X-rays and toxicologic data. This exam should answer if the Brazilian general was under the influence of drugs.

Tags:

  • Show Comments (1)

  • Guest

    WHY DID HE COMMIT SUICIDE ????????????
    – NO General commit suicide without reason !

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *

comment *

  • name *

  • email *

  • website *

This site uses Akismet to reduce spam. Learn how your comment data is processed.

Ads

You May Also Like

American Tourist Arrested in Brazil Trying to Pull Insurance Scam

American tourist Porfilio Nicholas Anthony, 25, from California, was arrested in Rio early this ...

US Helps Break Up Brazilian Prescription-Drug Internet Gang

With the help of the American Drug Enforcement Administration (DEA) the Brazilian Federal Police ...

Cuban Leader Raul Castro Chooses Brazil for First Trip Overseas

The President of Brazil, Luiz Inácio Lula da Silva, said that the first overseas ...

Brazil Plays Hardball and Splits the World in Cancun

Brazil is not happy with the lack of results at the Cancun talks. The ...

Brazil’s Central Bank Hikes Interest Rates to 18.25%

In spite of the expected interest rate hike by the Brazil’s central bank Brazilian ...

Press Freedom Gets Better, But It’s Still Dangerous to Be a Reporter in Brazil

The world ranking for freedom of press in 175 countries as reported by French ...

Brazil Backlands Emulate California. Still a Long Way to Go Though.

The choice for irrigated fruit growing has proven to be an excellent option for ...

Brazil’s Old-Time Watering Holes Botequins Go Digital

Ya Mogu, a Brazilian based digital signage company has started a bar network based ...

Brazil Accused of Stealing Nuclear Technology

Brazilian authorities argue that it is all rumor and innuendo without any basis in ...

Brazil’s Corruption Scandal Has Spared Lula for Now, But Government Is Paralyzed

The corruption scandal engulfing Brazil is beginning to have effects on the economy and ...