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Caso Beatriz Angelica Mota
UPDATE January 11, 2022
We have received information that there is a CODIS Database DNA hit on a suspect who is in custody. The DNA Match has been confirmed and the offender has confessed.
Beatriz Angelica Mota, 7 years old, was murdered on December 10, 2015, in her school, Maria Auxiliadora in Petrolina, Pernambuco, Brazil during a graduation event. CITGROUP has assisted the victim's family on the case. On January 11, 2022, the offender was identified and a DNA match was made. He is now in custody and awaiting the court process and post-arrest investigations that CITGROUP will continue to assist in.
Update July, 2022
The Policia Civil of Petrolina, Pernambuco has handed over the case to the district attorneys office, Minesterio Publico, to move forward with the prosecution of defendant, Marcelo Da Silva. CITGROUP continues to work with the family and their attorneys analyzing the evidence and upcoming criminal proceedings.
Update December 15, 2022
CITGROUP is present in Brasil assisting the family on the case and present at conclusions of probable cause hearings. The judge on the case will
announce on the beginning of 2023, the date for the trial.
Update January, 2023
The mother of Beatriz, Maria Lucia "Lucinha" Mota is appointed by the Governor of the State of Pernambuco, Raque Lyra, as the new Secretary of Justice and Human Rights
The sketch of the offender was prepared by CITGROUP Team member, Forensic Artist Samantha Steinberg.
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