Brazilian Pro Soccer Player Found Nearly Beheaded

A Brazilian professional soccer player has reportedly been found nearly beheaded and with “severed” genitals. The body of Daniel Correa Freitas, a 24-year-old midfielder for the Sao Paulo Football Club, was reportedly found in the city of Sao Jose dos Pinhais over the weekend. Local media reports suggested Freitas had been executed, citing a source as saying he had “two deep cuts on his neck, his head was nearly beheaded, and his genitals were severed.” Police are investigating his death. “SPFC deeply regrets the death of midfielder Daniel Corrêa Freitas. The Club offers its sincere condolences to his family and friends,” the team posted on Twitter. Freitas was playing this season on loan with Sao Bento, which issued a statement offering condolences to Freitas’ “friends and family in this moment of suffering.”