- Brazilian police have accidentally saved a man who may have more than twenty years imprisoned by his own family. Officers found the 36-year-old victim, according to the BBC during a search for drugs in a poor neighborhood of the city of Guarulhos.
The man was malnourished, according to the police. He could not talk or stand up. Witnesses said that the long beard of the victim was covered in feces. In photographs of the room where he was found, only to see a bed and a dirty toilet.
Neighbors explained to local media that the man disappeared at the age of sixteen. He was expected to be beaten regularly by his stepmother. The father of the man found later stated to the police that his son as a teenager ran away and only returned a week ago. Then he would be locked up at his own request, because he is addicted to drugs.
The police suspect the father of illegitimate deprivation of liberty, but have not yet arrested the man.