A teenage girl in Brazil has allegedly confessed to torturing her five-year-old brother to death before eating his severed penis.
Maycon Roque’s heavily mutilated body was found by his mother on Thursday night after a relative broke into the family house to find 18-year-old Karina, standing beside the child’s remains.
Police are investigating the possibility that the crime, in Sao Roque, south east Brazil, was linked to a black magic ritual because the body was found on the floor surrounded by several candles.
Detectives said the victim’s head was partially decapitated, there were knife wounds to the wrist, both eyeballs had been pierced and the feet had been burned.
The sister claimed she had ‘cut off her brother’s genital organs and eaten it.’
According to police, the mother went shopping leaving her son in the care of her daughter.
When she returned, a couple hours later, she discovered the front door locked.
But the teenage girl refused to let her mother in – and the door eventually had to be kicked down by her brother-in-law.
They horrific scene was so macabre that the mother passed out from shock.
The suspect allegedly tried to escape when her uncle and other relatives attempted to restrain her.
Detective Anderson Góes told FocusOn News: “They tried to prevent her from running but she apparently became very aggressive and started throwing objects.
“He uncle was hit and injured by a stone and she bit the family dog which attacked her while she was being restrained by relatives.”
The accused allegedly admitted that she lured her brother into her bedroom by pretending they were going to play a game, then suffocated him with a pillow.
Preliminary examinations indicate the child was dead before his body was brutally maimed and his body parts cannibalised.
Forensic investigators reportedly found a burned cell phone, a memory card, a penknife and a small amount of marijuana in the house.
Detective Goes said: “We believe the cell phone belongs to the suspect and was deliberately damaged by her to possibly destroy any evidence of online contacts.
“We are investigating if the child was killed during some kind of devil worshipping ritual.
“We want to know if the accused had links on social networks to a group of Satanists or black magic practitioners and if she was encouraged or incited by someone to commit the crime.
“She will also undergo tests to see if she is under the influence of drugs.”
Both the phone and memory card have been sent for expert analysis.
Family members reportedly told police the teen had never given any problems before, was quiet and reserved and had ‘always taken care of her brother’.
The suspect has been charged with murder and the attempted murder of her uncle.
She is being held in isolation in a cell at Votorantim Women’s Prison in Sao Paulo and placed on suicide watch.
The victim was buried on Friday morning. No family member wanted to be identified or to comment on the tragic case.