Police officers in Brazil have arrested a serial killer who allegedly drank his victims' blood and ate their eyes and ears after killing them.
Military Police (Brazil's preventive police force) officers captured Djalma Campos Figueiredo, 46, in the city of Cuiaba in Brazillian state Mato Grosso on Wednesday, January 12.
He had already been sentenced by the Court of Justice of Rondonia in the city of Porto Velho to 42 years in prison for several counts of aggravated murder.
An arrest warrant for a pending sentence of 26 years and four months in prison was issued against him on September 30 last year.
According to the Civil Police (Brazil's investigative police force), the man would eat his victims' eyes and ears and drink their blood after killing them.
His crimes took place in and around the city of Ji-Parana, in the state of Rondonia.
It is not clear how many victims the man had, though the widely accepted definition of a "serial killer" is someone who has killed three or more people.
Military police officers were able to arrest him after they received an anonymous tip-off that a fugitive from justice was in a residence in the Tijucal neighbourhood.
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It was only when officers arrived on the scene that they realised the escaped fugitive was Figueriedo.
Figueiredo had managed to travel while evading capture by using fake documents, and had been on the run in a previous occasion where he damaged his ankle tag.
It is not clear how he managed to escape this time round.
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