Husband of police officer decapitated in Brazil

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Associated Press

Posted on October 29, 2013 at 11:36 AM

RIO DE JANEIRO (AP) — Brazilian police say assailants decapitated the husband of a police officer and left his head inside a backpack in front of his house in Rio de Janeiro.

Police tell reporters that Joao Rodrigo Silva Santos was kidnapped Monday night as he left his food shop in the district of Realengo.

They say they are investigating the motive behind the killing, but suspect he may have been murdered by drug traffickers.

Last Thursday, masked gunmen broke into a house used by drug addicts in Realengo and killed shot five men and two women to death.

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