Severed head of soccer player found on doorstep in Brazil


The severed head of a former soccer player had been  found on his door step in Brazil.

Brazilian authorities have launched a manhunt following the discovery.

The wife of Joao Rodrigo Silva Santos made the discovery as she left the house in Rio de Janeiro for work early Tuesday, reports the

Joao Rodrigo Silva Santos’ eyes and tongue had been cut out and his head placed inside one of his own rucksacks, police said.

Mr Santos retired from football two years ago after a successful career playing for several teams in Rio de Janeiro, as well as for clubs in Sweden and Honduras.

Recently the former soccer player had been selling health foods and dietary supplements.