Criminal Lazaro Barbosa, who became known as Brasilia’s “serial killer”, suspected of killing a family in a city near Brasilia, in the Federal District, was captured and killed after nearly a month on the run from a task force with more than 270 agents. According to the information, Lázaro was even sent to a hospital in the region, but he did not resist the injuries.
The governor of Goiás had posted on his Twitter profile information about the arrest of the criminal, sought by security forces for more than 20 days. Lazaro Barbosa fled after murdering four people from the same family, kidnapping three others for an alleged macabre ritual, and shooting at police officers on the run. Lázaro was hunted by police in the state of Goiás and the Federal District.
Who was Lazaro Barbosa, also known as Brasilia’s serial killer?
Lazaro was described as a highly dangerous person, a true ‘psychopath’; and he had a huge criminal record, according to the justice and the police. The agents also claimed that the serial killer was an accomplished hunter; and this facilitated his movement through the farms and thickets of the region.
Before Lázaro was killed in a clash with the police, the head of Public Security of Goiás, Rodney Miranda, said that Lázaro was “an experienced bushman and could easily camouflage himself in the Brazilian savannah”. The head of public security also informed, at the time, that he made available sniffer dogs and helicopters from Organs state security agencies of the Federal District and Goiás.
Before he died, Lazaro had murdered four people and raped several others
In the history of crimes attributed to Lazaro, the most recent occurred during his escape, when he invaded a farm in a town on the outskirts of Brasilia, possibly to steal supplies, according to investigations.
Lazaro was accused of killing a couple and two children: Cláudio Vidal de Oliveira, 48; Gustavo Vidal, 21 years old; and Carlos Eduardo Vidal, 15, were murdered on the spot. After the murders, Lazaro hid the body under leaves so that they would not be seen by police air searches.
Cleonice Andrade, 43, was taken hostage and had her body located three days later, on the banks of a small river, naked and bruised. According to police, the victim was executed with a shot in the back of the head. Forensic expert reports showed that one of the victims was raped and tortured: one of the police delegates stated in an interview that Mrs. Cleonice Marques, 43, was raped before being murdered by Lazaro Barbosa Sousa.
Check out the full list of items found by the police with Lazaro:
A 38-caliber revolver;
A pistol loader;
BRL 4.4 thousand in cash;
A camouflage outfit;
A cloth glove;
A white bottle of oil;
A white bottle of antibiotic Amoxicillin;
Some videos below after serial killer’s death:
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Photos and videos source: Goias and Federal District Polices
Original sources (in Portuguese): Lázaro morre após ser capturado em Goiás, diz polícia and Lázaro Barbosa foi morto com pelo menos 38 tiros, diz secretário