ATALAIA DO NORTE, Brazil—As British journalist Dom Phillips and Bruno Pereira, an indigenous expert, sped up the Itaquaí River in the Amazon early on June 5, the chug of their motorboat drowned out the sound of another boat rapidly approaching from behind.

That craft was carrying a group of fishermen armed with a 16-gauge shotgun, according to interviews with several law-enforcement investigators.


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Brazilian Police Probe Illegal Fishermen Over Amazon Double Homicide

ATALAIA DO NORTE, Brazil—As British journalist Dom Phillips and Bruno Pereira, an indigenous expert, sped up the Itaquaí River in the Amazon early on June 5, the chug of their motorboat drowned out the sound of another boat rapidly approaching from behind.

That craft was carrying a group of fishermen armed with a 16-gauge shotgun, according to interviews with several law-enforcement investigators.

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