- Sad news in Brazil as Sao Paolo attacking midfielder on loan at Sao Bento was found dead over the weekend with multiple wounds found on his remains.
- He was also said to have been mutilated with some parts of his body missing and the authorities have now commenced investigation on the matter
Brazil midfielder Daniel Correa Freitas has been reportedly found dead in the southern part of the south American country.
The 24-year-old Sao Paulo star joined second-division side Sao Bento on a loan deal in 2018 and was only able to make two appearances with the club.
Authorities in the country have now launched an investigation into the cause of the death of the attacking midfielder, who died was found dead on Saturday.
According to ESPN, multiple gun wounds were found on the late player, who was also said to be badly mutilated by his culprits.
But, the local police are not willing to give additional details about the death of the former star.
His parent club, Sao Paulo while reacting to the death of their player said they: "lament the passing of Daniel and offer their support to his friends and family in this moment of suffering."
Sao Bento said the club "stands in solidarity with the family and friends of the player in the time of profound sadness."
Meanwhile, Authorities in the state of Parana, where the body was found, said investigations are in the advanced stages.
Freitas began his career at Cruzeiro and played for Botafogo from 2013-2015 before signing for Sao Paulo. He also played for Ponte Preta.
Legit.ng earlier reported that French League side Saint-Etienne have confirmed the death of former player 19-year-old defender William Gomis.
The France international was said to have been shot dead in a shooting that occured in La Seyne-sur-Mer, Cote d'Azur, on Sunday night.
According to SunSport, a 14-year-old boy was killed in a similar incident earlier, with police finding 24 Kalashnikov cases at the scene.
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