Mystery after bodies of missing friends found on side of road

Two bodies found inside bags on a roadside are believed to belong to two young women who went missing more than 10 days ago after a night out.

Cops in the Brazilian state of Sao Paulo are investigating whether the two bodies found alongside a motorway in the city of Itapecerica da Serra belong to Claudia Cristina de Pinto Menezes, 35, and young mum Julia Renata Garcia Rafael, 26.

The bags with the two bodies found in June 2021 in Sao Paulo, that allegedly are Claudia Cristina Menezes and 	
Julia Renata Garcia who disappeared after a party. (Newsflash)
The bodies were found in bags on the side of the road. Source: Newsflash/Australscope

The two women, who lived in the city of Guarulhos, were last seen at a nightclub in the city of Sao Paulo in the early hours of June 3.

The bodies were found on the morning of June 15 and cops believe they were dumped there in the early hours of the same day.

The authorities have said that the victims' relatives identified the bodies as belonging to their missing family members by their tattoos.

Julia Renata Garcia poses in a bikini in front of a waterfall.
Julia Renata Garcia was identified by family members by her tattoos. Source: Newsflash/Australscope
Claudia Cristina Menezes takes a selfie in a mirror.
Claudia Cristina Menezes disappeared after a night out. Source: Newsflash/Australscope

According to the police, the bodies were dirty with soil, indicating that they had been buried and dug up.

The police have questioned the owner of the club at which the women, who were friends, were last seen. 

However, he was unable to tell officers at what time they left. 

Investigators know that Claudia sent her friend a message at 4am on June 3, but her and Julia's mobile phones were switched off shortly after.

What happened to the women next remains a mystery. However, the police are investigating the case.

It is known that Julia leaves behind a nine-year-old daughter, who is under the care of Julia's sister in the city of Manaus.


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