Brazil: Soccer player kidnapped, decapitated

Posted on October 31, 2013 • Filed under: Brazil, Crime reported that former Brazilian footballer Joao Rodrigo Silva Santos has reportedly been kidnapped and decapitated by suspected drug traffickers in Rio de Janeiro. As confirmed by Matt Roper of the Mirror, the former player’s severed head was delivered to his wife on the morning of Oct. 29: The horrified wife of Joao Rodrigo Silva Santos, 35, made the gruesome discovery as she left the house in Rio de Janeiro for work early yesterday morning. The player’s eyes and tongue had been cut out and his head placed inside one of his own rucksacks, police said. Read Article

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