A woman and her nine-year-old daughter were forced to dig their own graves before being buried under a patio, it is claimed.
Brazilian police have launched a manhunt to find Fabricio Buim Arena Belinato after the horrific killings of Cristiane Arena, 34, and her daughter Karoline Vitoria, who had been missing since November.
The allegation Belinato put the bodies under the concrete patio at his newly renovated home in Pompeia, Brazil, was made by Cristiane’s teenage daughter.
However police are currently investigating whether the teen is an accomplice to Belinato’s crimes.
Her mother Cristiane was stabbed with a knife and sister Karoline received a blow to the head, according to analysis of their bodies.
The horrific crimes were uncovered when police used a digger to smash the patio at Belinato’s home on February 2.
The dead woman’s daughter is being investigated as she had initially claimed her mother had run off with another man and taken her youngest daughter with her, before the bodies were found.
Police also identified suspicious transactions from the victim’s bank account in December and January, which they believe were made by her partner.
But police have been criticised for allowing the suspect to be released on bail and go on the run even though he was interviewed after the bodies were found.
Belinato’s car was last seen in the municipality of Presidente Prudente, some two hours away by car from Pompeia.
The investigation continues.