Another Suspect Linked To The Death Of Brazilian MMA Fighter Arrested
The case surrounding the death of a female Brazilian MMA fighter, Michelle Caroline Chinol, has taken a turn, as a new suspect linked to the murder is arrested as reported by police.
Two suspects in the case had already been arrested in late March, but last Friday, another suspect wearing the same set of clothes as found in original security footage was detained by police.
Chinol, a competitor in jiu-jitsu, capoeira and MMA, was found dead inside the trunk of a car in Curitiba on Feb. 16.
The car was found to be parked irregularly and was towed to the Municipal Department of Transportation. Chinol’s body was discovered on the following day when the staff members observed a bad smell coming from the boot of the car. They notified the police, whose initial inspection revealed that the body had been lying there for almost three days before they found it.
Further investigation revealed that the car was not registered in Chinol’s name. CCTV footage of the concerned area showed a man in uniform getting out of the car and locking it before abandoning the vehicle.
Law enforcement officers have not yet given their verdict on whether any of the detained suspects were involved in the murder of Chinol.
Chinol had spent time training at the world-famous Chute Boxe Academy in Curitiba – the MMA academy famous for producing world-class fighters like former UFC lightweight champ Charles Oliveira and current Bellator featherweight champion, Cris Cyborg.
At the time of her death, the 39-year-old Chinol, “was acting as an app driver and also a promoter of two wrestling academies in Curitiba,” said Victor Menezes, a delegate for the case.