August 01, 2008

Cops: Boyfriend Took Photos as He Dismembered Teen's Body

Love means never having to say your name is Mohamed. Via FoxNews:

The dismembered body of a 17-year-old British girl was found in a suitcase after she was murdered in Brazil, allegedly by a man who had hoped to marry her.

The torso of Cara Marie Burke, from Southfields, southwest London, was identified by her mother from a photograph of a distinctive tattoo that said “Mum.”

Mohamed D’Ali Carvalho dos Santos, 20, allegedly admitted photographing Cara’s dismembered corpse on his cell phone after killing her in GoiĆ¢nia, central Brazil.

He told police that he murdered Cara on Saturday after she threatened to tell his parents, who live in London, that he was a drug dealer addicted to cocaine. He said that she was also considering turning him in to the police.

Dos Santos, a Brazilian of Turkish heritage, is believed to have been living in Britain illegally and had told friends that he wanted to marry Cara to obtain British citizenship.