Brazilian anti-corruption blogger Evany José Metzker found dead near town of Padre Paraiso in Minas Gerais state.

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Brazilian Anti-Corruption Blogger Evany José Metzker Found Dead in Minas Gerais State (Photo Credit: Wikipedia Commons)

Evany José Metzker, a blogger who railed against government corruption, was found dead in Brazil on Wednesday.

Police said Metzker’s decapitated body was found in the southeastern state of Minas Gerais. He had been reported missing on May 13.

Evany José Metzker’s body, which showed signs of torture, was discovered near the town of Padre Paraiso.

Kerison Lopes, president of the Minas Gerais Journalists Union said, “It was a barbaric crime that showed Minas Gerais and all of Brazil,” DW reports.

“There is a climate of terror in the region that intimidates reporters from doing their job,” Lopes said.

Evany José Metzker, who had been investigating a drug-dealing and child prostitution case, had often received death threats.