South American soap star Jefferson Machado was reported missing in January 2023 and was found dead in May 2023. His body was discovered stuffed in a trunk and encased in cement in the backyard of a house in the Campo Grande neighborhood. His cause of death was confirmed to be strangulation. At this time, no suspects have been named, but authorities are investigating the actor’s friend who rented the house where Machado’s body was found.
POPULAR South American soap star Jefferson Machado was reported missing in January 2023.
Here’s what we know about the star and his disappearance.
South American soap opera star Jefferson Machado, known for his role in Reis, made headlines in January 2023 after he was reported missing.
No one had seen or heard from him since January 27, and it was not until May that his family received answers.
On May 22, Brazilian authorities discovered Machado’s body stuffed in a trunk, encased in cement, As mentioned in a news article on local media outlet R7.
“He had his arms tied behind his head and buried in a trunk that is very similar to the ones in his own house,” the family’s lawyer, Jairo Magalhães, said in a statement, via the New York Post.
The trunk was buried six feet in the ground in the backyard of a house in the Campo Grande neighborhood.
What was Jefferson Machado’s cause of death?
After Machado’s body was discovered, his family’s lawyer confirmed the star’s death in a Facebook statement.
“It is with regret that I share the sad news of the passing of actor Jeff Machado, whose body was found with strangulation signs,” the statement read.
“This discovery confronts us with the cruelty present in our society, motivating us to seek truth and justice in the face of such impactful cases.
“…This situation deeply saddens us and indignant in the face of the suffering faced by Jeff,” the statement continued.
“My commitment as a lawyer is to seek tirelessly for truth and justice. It is my responsibility to ensure that everyone involved in this brutal crime is held accountable and punished, and that Jeff’s family finds the support they need to get through this very painful time.”
Despite confirming his death, a cause was not provided.