CONTAGEM, Brazil, Aug. 5 (UPI) -- A former Brazilian soccer goalie is among those charged with the murder of his ex-girlfriend, prosecutors said.
Eliza Samudio, 25, was last seen in June and is believed to be dead, CNN reported Thursday. Charges have been filed against Bruno Fernandes Das Dores de Souza and eight other people believed to have played a role in the woman's disappearance. In addition to a charge of murder with special circumstances, the group is charged with kidnapping, conspiracy and corruption of a minor.
Souza's 17-year old cousin told prosecutors he saw Souza witness Samudio's suffocation, and that she was then disemboweled and de-boned and her remains fed to dogs.
Souza was a goalie for the Flamenqo Club soccer team, which suspended him until facts in the case are known.
Prosecutors said Samudio was attempting to prove that Souza was the father of her infant son, now being cared for by her mother, CNN reported.
Souza's attorney said his client would not speak to prosecutors or anyone else until he tells him to do so.
The Flamenqo Club said it is suspending the goalie's contract until all facts are known. The goalie's wife and lover are among those charged with Samudio's murder.