Bruno relieved of duty as Flamengo's goalie for legal problem

17:35, June 29, 2010      

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Flamengo's star goalkeeper Bruno was dismissed from the team Monday after he was labeled as a person of interest in the recent disappearance of his former girlfriend and mother of his 4-month-old son, Eliza Samudio.

Special Agent Alessandra Wilke is handling the case. The agent picked up the case on June 23 when Samudio was last seen. According to Wilke, Samudio was beaten in a property owned by Bruno in the interior of Minas Gerais. Since last Wednesday, no one has heard from Samudio, leading police to believe that a homicide has taken place.

Wilke announced that Bruno will be brought in for questioning regarding his ex-girlfriend's disappearance and to clarify what took place on June 23. However, after receiving information from the police in Rio de Janeiro, Samudio has been missing since June 4. An anonymous caller alleged that Bruno had his ex killed and then burned her close and belongings.

The president of the Flamengo soccer club, Patricia Amorim announced on Monday that the club will be at the full disposition of the police department in solving the case.

The local police of Belo Horizonte began their search for the body of Samudio on the property of Bruno. The player allegedly invited Samudio to his home in the interior of Minas Gerais. She has not been heard of since. Bruno is at the head of the list of suspects in the missing persons case.

Source: Xinhua

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