Seven Found With Throats Slit on Central Brazil Farm
Police said Monday they were questioning a suspect after seven people were found dead with their throats slit on a big farm in Brazil's central agriculturally rich state of Goais.
A police spokesman said three women and four men, including the owner of the farm and his 22-year-old son, were discovered Saturday, their throats slit with an unspecified weapon in the small town of Doverlandia, located 400 kilometers (245 miles) from the provincial capital Goainia.
"A suspect was arrested and is being questioned," he added, stressing that the motive for the bloodbath was not known.
Police said bloody fingerprints were found on a glass used by one of the suspects after the killings.
The spokesman said a 14-year-old youth, the son of one of the victims, was in nearby meadows during the massacre and heard screams.
Police reinforcements are being sent to assist in the investigation.