The missing former lover of a top Brazilian football star was strangled and then fed to dogs, police say. 25-year-old Eliza Samudio was a former girlfriend of Bruno Fernandes, goalkeeper for Flamengo, Brazil's most popular club. The Flamengo captain is married with two kids-- and Samudio had claimed before her disappearance that the married footballer was the father of her baby.
Fernandes handed himself into police after a warrant was issued for his arrest over her disappearance nearly a month ago. Fernandes has denied any wrongdoing, and said he has a "clear conscience". But police say a teenage cousin of Fernandes has given evidence that the goalkeeper was involved in her kidnap and suspected murder. More details at the Beebs . . .