Human remains found in search of missing British journalist in the Amazon

Brazil’s justice minister said police reported finding human remains during their search in the Amazon, but they had not yet been identified.

Anderson Torres said the human remains were found in a remote part of the Amazon near where British journalist Dom Phillips and indigenous expert Bruno Pereira disappeared on June 5.

“I have just been informed by the federal police that ‘human remains have been found at the place where we were digging’,” he said on Twitter. “These will be subject to forensics.”

No other details were immediately available, but federal police have scheduled a press conference.

On Wednesday, police took a suspect down the river to search parties looking for Messrs. Phillips and Pereira.

An Associated Press photographer in Atalaia do Norte saw police take the suspect, who was in a balaclava, onto a boat.

Federal police did not immediately respond to questions from the AP asking for details.