Sunday's Dom Phillips family farewell to a British journalist who was killed earlier this month with Brazilian indigenous expert Bruno Pereira in the Amazon. I told you.
Phillips' wife Alessandra Sampio, his brothers Cyan and Gareth, and his brother-in-law Paul Sherwood attended a 57-year-old funeral in Niterói near Rio de Janeiro.
"Today, Dom will be cremated in the country he loved, the house he chose," Sampaio said.
"He was a very special person not only for defending what he believed as a professional, but also for having a great heart and a great love for humanity." She said.
Sian revealed that the couple are planning to adopt two Brazilian children.
Phillips, a freelance reporter for the Guardian and the Washington Post, was researching the book on a trip with Pereira, the former head of the Federal Bureau of Indigenous Affairs. A recently contacted tribe — when it disappeared on June 5 in the remote Jabari Valley. Brazilian police there.
The memorial service for Phillips took place two days after Pereira's funeral, attended by indigenous people who paid homage to singing and dancing.
Outside the graveyard where Phillips' funeral was held, people protested with a sign saying "Who ordered Dom and Bruno to be killed?"
Police suggested earlier this month that their investigation involved more individuals across Costa, but they acted alone without a boss behind the crime. He said it was likely. The theory was challenged by an indigenous group, UNIVAJA.
The Phillips family said they would continue their investigation and demand justice.
"He was killed because he tried to tell the world what was happening to the rainforest and its inhabitants," Cyan said.