Sunday, August 14, 2005

U.S. Professor Killed on Brazil Trip

American Anthropology Professor on Research Trip to Brazil Killed During Robbery Near Amazon
SAO PAULO, Brazil Aug 14, 2005 — An American anthropology professor on a research trip to Brazil was killed Saturday while he was being robbed in a small rain forest town near the Amazon River, an U.S. Embassy spokesman said Sunday.
James Petersen, 51, a professor at the University of Vermont, was robbed at a restaurant in the town of Iranduba, said the spokesman, John Wilcock. Iranduba is about 1,650 miles northwest of Sao Paulo.
Three suspects were taken into custody, according to CBN radio. Wilcock said he could not confirm that information, and federal police in the area were not immediately available for comment.


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