Gabriela Lima Santana Wiki
Gabriela Lima Santana Biography
Gabriela Lima Santana, 21, was reported missing on March 13, although she may have been missing before that.
Almost two weeks earlier, police had received a video of a woman they now say is Santana being dismembered in a bathroom.
How old is Gabriela Lima Santana?
Gabriela Lima Santana was 21 year old.
Santana’s body was not found
Santana’s body was not found until March 24 when municipal workers from the southern Brazilian city of Capao da Canoa found her remains while digging a trench with a bulldozer.
As the drainage ditch was being dug, an arm flew out of a suitcase towards one of the workers, eventually landing in the water and floating near the top.
Gabriela Lima Santana, 21, was found dismembered in a suitcase after her disappearance
Forensic experts also discovered parts of the head, torso, legs and arm in the suitcase.
Inside the luggage were also two kitchen knives and saws, probably used to dismember Santana, as well as stones that could have helped sink the suitcase.
Santana was only able to be identified through her fingerprints
Antana could only be identified through her fingerprints and a tattoo, which was allegedly associated with a local gang, raising concerns about possible gang retaliation.
Before Santana’s discovery, and even before she was reported missing, the local homicide division received a video on March 1, showing a woman being dismembered in a bathroom.
Municipal workers found the suitcase containing Santana’s dismembered body
Forensic workers were able to identify several different body parts in the suitcase
That video shows someone smiling as he dismembers a person’s corpse, with bags on the floor that may have contained more parts of the body.
According to The U.S. Sun, it is unclear how police obtained the video or who provided it.
Charge and Arrested
Two suspects have been arrested: a 49-year-old man who was seen in the images and the 23-year-old man who allegedly filmed the video.
A video previously sent to police appeared to show a person being dismembered.
A 49-year-old suspect has been arrested
They also arrested a 23 year old
Two suspects have been arrested so far, with police searching for two more.
However, the police are still looking for at least two other suspects in the case.
Gang violence is a serious concern in Brazil and resulted last month in a terrible school shooting.
A teacher at the Sobral Pinto municipal school in Rio de Janeiro’s Praça Seca neighborhood recorded a video showing at least four children sitting in the middle of the corridor in March as shots rang out.
The students covered their ears and appeared to be calm while the concerned instructor kept them calm during tense moments.
The video was posted on social media by local activist Rene Silva and garnered more than 2 million views.
The Military Police of Rio de Janeiro attributed the shooting to rival criminal groups fighting for control of the Praça Seca, favela or poor neighborhood.
Gabriela Lima Santana Quick and Facts
- A Brazilian homicide division received a video on March 1 of a person being dismembered, but didn’t know what to make of it at the time
- On March 13, Gabriela Lima Santana, 21, was officially reported missing
- Municipal workers discovered a body stuffed in a suitcase on March 24 when an arm flung out towards a worker, before landing in the water and floating
- Santana was able to be identified through fingerprints and a distinctive tattoo