Human body parts found near beach volleyball site for Olympics in Rio – Los Angeles Times

A human foot and another body part were found washed ashore Wednesday on Rio’s Copacabana Beach, just in front of the venue where beach volleyball will be played during the Olympics in a matter of weeks, according to police near the site.

A beachgoer found the remains, which police say appear to have belonged to a woman or young adult.

Several incidents of violence have overshadowed Olympic preparations in Rio de Janeiro over the past several weeks.

Numerous gun battles — responsible for 10 deaths, according to the O Globo newspaper — have taken place in Rio’s slums as police try to recapture drug trafficker Nicolas Labre Pereira, nicknamed “Fat Family,” who escaped from a Brazilian hospital on June 19.


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