Photo: Marica Brazil
A 17-year-old Russian tourist was found dead on the outskirts of Marica, a resort city near Rio de Janeiro, Brazilian police said.
Danshin Sergey Petrovich’s body was discovered Saturday morning on the banks of the Canal da Costa, a stream outside Marica.
The Russian tourist was shot at least three times in the head, police said.
Petrovich, a student, arrived in Brazil with four friends and a teacher on Thursday for a vacation and was staying at a house belonging to some friends in Marica.
The teenager went to a bar with his friends on Friday night, police said.
The group returned to the house, but Petrovich decided to go back alone to the bar, where he was last seen alive.
Investigators have not ruled out robbery as a motive for the killing even though the teenager’s backpack containing his cell phone, credit card, cigarettes and lighter was found, police said.
Petrovich’s body was taken to the coroner’s office in the nearby city of Itaborai, where an autopsy will be performed, and the Russian Consulate in Rio de Janeiro was informed of his killing, police said.