Police in Brazil have arrested a sex monster who allegedly kidnapped, raped a 10-year-old schoolgirl and then ripped her heart out.
According to Daily Mail, Raiana Aparecida Candida, 10, was first missing then found dead on a country farm in Buenopolis.
Police made the gruesome discovery her killer had taken her heart after targeting her as she walked to school last Wednesday.
Jairo Lopes, 42, was arrested after being found hiding near the murder scene after a five-day manhunt.
Around 500 locals had gathered in an attempt to exact justice on him themselves, and police had to airlift him out of the area.
Police chief Giovanni Idalmo de Faria, speaking before Lopes" alleged confession, said:
"We had to move him quickly from the hiding place he was found in because locals wanted to kill him.
"He confessed a past murder to them but claimed he had nothing to do with the little girl"s killing."
He initially claimed he was innocent but later reportedly confessed to the barbaric crime.
Detectives say he originally claimed he targeted his victim in an attempt to extort money from her family - but are now probing the possibility she was killed as part of a black magic ceremony.
Detectives are said to be taking seriously the possibility she was the victim of black magic because Lopes has a tattoo on his stomach which refers to a sect.
Local reports said Lopes was on the run over a homicide and another rape but was using fake ID documents.
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