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Seven-month pregnant mother, 24, found dead with uterus excised in ‘macabre ritual’ in Brazil
- Mutilated body of Ohana Karolin, 24, found by a passerby in Brazil
- Her uterus was cut out during the horrific murder in the state of Sao Paolo
- Police said a ‘macabre sacrificial ritual’ could have taken place
In Brazil, a pregnant woman has been found butchered with mutilated genitals and disemboweled stomach in what police say could have been a ritualistic murder.
Ohana Karolin, 24, a mother of three from the Mogi Guacu municipality in the Brazilian state of Sao Paulo, was seven months pregnant with her fourth child when she was murdered on Wednesday.
Passers-by saw her mutilated corpse with excised uterus in Portal dos Lagos and alerted the police, an area surrounded by evangelical churches of different denominations.
A pregnant woman has been found butchered in Brazil with her stomach disemboweled in what police say could have been a ritualistic murder
Police found the body of Ohana Karolin, 24, who was reportedly seven months pregnant in Mogi Guacu . Municipality
The mother was wearing only a T-shirt and officers discovered a pair of shorts, a pair of flip flops and some coins lying next to her mutilated body.
Researchers said a “macabre ritual” in which the woman was “sacrificed” is one of their lines of research.
They immediately called her ex-husband, the father of her children, to identify the body after her body was found.
Police are also investigating whether a partner or friend could be behind the brutal murder.
A friend told the local news site UOL: ‘She met a kind of tough gang. I even moved away from her a bit because of that.
“But I don’t know what happened. She was very nice, she didn’t have a bad time. Everyone liked her.’
In Portal dos Lagos, regular services and vigils are held in the open air in the devout Catholic country.
She was wearing only a T-shirt when officers discovered a pair of shorts, flip flops and some coins next to her mutilated body
Researchers said a ‘macabre ritual’ in which the woman was ‘sacrificed’ is one of their lines of research
Meanwhile, one of her friends claimed she saw Ohana in a black car around midnight on the day of the crime.
Other witnesses confirmed that they saw the same vehicle near the crime scene around 3 a.m. at about 3 a.m.
The police have launched an investigation into the incident and are awaiting a follow-up analysis by the Legal Medical Institute and the Criminalistics Institute.
The crime was registered as murder at the Mogi Guacu General Investigations Police Station.