Three Finns were found murdered in Paraíbaon, Brazil, on Friday. Local farm workers found their bodies in sugar cane field. According to media report they died from gunshot wounds.
Brazilian police have released the identities of the murder victims. They are Pasi Kalervo Kaartinen, 71, Riitta Marjatta Kaartinen, 68 and Sirpa Helena Tiihonen, 60.
Police there say that the victims were a married couple and their female friend.
According to some reports two of the victims were doctors, and Tiihonen was a nurse. They have lived in Brazil for a long time and owned a property in the area. Police have questioned several people. Leading investigator Rodolfo Santa Cruz said to MTV3.fi news that the police know the motive for the killings. The motive is not robbery, police say. Victims wallets with credit cards and money were found nearby.
Victims were likely killed somewhere else, some blood was found in their property, but police don’t say is it connected to the crime. There are conflicting reports about the time of the killings, one neighbour was quoted as saying he heard gun shots early morning on Friday, while others say Finns have been missing for a while.
One person was detained but he has been released by the police.
This is not a random crime, says leading investigator Santa Crus.
These types of crimes agaist tourists or foreigners are rare in Brazil, there are areas tourists should avoid. Most commonly the motive is robbery.
The family home.
Raaka kolmoissurma on paljastunut Luxemburgissa viime yönä, tekijäksi epäillään 28 vuotiasta virolaista maahanmuuttajaa.
Tekijän henkilöllisyydestä tai kansallisuudesta ei ole tällä hetkellä tarkempaa tieota. Yksi uhreista on ollut myös virolainen, ilmeisesti tekijän puoliso. Muut uhrit ovat luksemburgin ja kõrgõstanin kansalaisia, ilmeisesti pariskunta, lehtitietojen mukaan. Ruumit on löytänyt naapuri. Tekijä pakeni rikospaikalta autolla jonka hän ajoi pian päin puuta Tämän jälkeen hän palasi rikospaikalle. Uhrit on surmattu teräaseella, tekijä on yrittänyt puukottaa myös poliisiviranomaisia jotka joutuivat ampumaan tekijää, jolloin hän sai muutaman osuman ja hänet toimitettiin sairaalaan.
Triple murder in Flaxweiler
A gruesome murder took place in Flaxweiler, Luxembourg last night where three people were killed.
Epäilty/suspect, 27 year old estonian Rainer
Luxembourg police announced today that three bodies had been discovered last night in the Rue de Berg in Flaxweiler.A neighbour alerted the police of a dead male body lying in the driveway of a house in the Rue de Berg. While the police were en-route to the scene, another message was received that a further two female bodies were located in the house. According to witnesses, the alleged perpetrator fled from the scene in a BMW. The police gave chase of the fleeing vehicle, and found 1km just outside Flaxweiler, evidence of an accident but no trace of the offender and the the BMW. However, the BMW returned to the scene of the crime shortly afterwards and the perpetrator attempted to attack the police with a 25cm long kitchen knife. Officers responded with use of a firearm injuring the man who was taken by ambulance to hospital. The exact circumstances of the drama are not currently known. Rue de Berg in Flaxweiler remains closed temporarily due to further crime scene investigations.
The man suspected of killing three people in the early hours is thought to be a 28-year-old Estonian, Luxembourg media have reported.