Santoro charged for Haddad murder: report

Perry Duffin

The former partner of Sydney businesswoman Cecilia Haddad, whose body was found floating in a river 10 weeks ago, has reportedly been charged with murder by police in Brazil.

Santoro, 40, fled to his native Rio De Janeiro the same April weekend Ms Haddad's fully clothed body was found in Lane Cove River by kayakers.

Santoro was arrested by Brazilian police over the weekend and reportedly charged with the 38-year-old's murder on Tuesday, weeks after NSW Police issued a warrant for his arrest.