SAO PAULO, Brazil – Police have arrested three people who have confessed to murdering two women, eating parts of their bodies and then using their remains to make meat pies sold to neighbors, schools and hospitals.
Police were first alerted to 51-year-old Jorge “Sweeney Todd” Negroponte, his wife, Cristina da Silveira, and his mistress, Bruna da Silva, after they used the credit card of a missing woman.
According to reports, a 5-year-old girl living with the suspects showed police where the remains of two missing women, Alexandra Falcao, 20, and Gisele da Silva, 30, could be found buried in the backyard of the house.
After the three were picked up by police, they confessed to their crimes. They told police they were part of a cult they created called “Cartel” that seeks to purify the world and reduce the population. They planned on doing this by killing three people a year. A spirit helped choose their victims for them, pointing out people who were bad. They would then lure the mark to their home by offering them a job as a nanny.
Negroponte told reporters from behind bars that he was just following the direction being given to him voices in his head, voices that told him that by murdering and eating parts of the victims, he was purifying their bodies and delivering them to God.
Some of the details of their actions were located in a book written by Negroponte entitled, “The relationships of a schizophrenic,” which contained drawings and explanations of cannibalism. His wife, who is well known around town for her meat pies, wanted everyone to join in on the fun and confessed to stuffing the meat pies she sold around town with the flesh of their victims.
Police are not through with their investigation, and fear the total number of victims may be over ten people. The trio admitted they already chosen their next victim when they were caught.
In another twist, the 5-year-old found living at the home that has since been burned down by neighbors is actually the daughter of a woman police say went missing in 2008. She has since been placed in protective custody.