The body of a missing Brazilian YouTube star has been found buried in the backyard of some of his neighbors — who now claim he died during cocaine-fueled Christmas sex.
Carlos Henrique Medeiros, 26, was reported missing on Christmas Day after he failed to return home from dinner with friends who later said he’d left their home at 2 a.m., according to CNN Brasil.
Medeiros’ family searched in hospitals and woods until Saturday when someone “saw a mound of dirt in the house of this couple” he had visited for the holidays, his sister Cristiane Aparecida Medeiros told JAM Press.
“They went in and saw my brother’s T-shirt showing in the dirt,” she said of the YouTuber who had more than 1.75 million followers.
“They called the police, who went there and found him buried.”
The couple who own the home — Renan José, 28, and Caroline Mello, who is 24 and pregnant — then claimed that the influencer had died while doing drugs and having sex with Mello’s sister, police said.
“The couple’s version is this: They buried him because they didn’t know what to do with the body,” Police Chief Luís Roberto Faria Hellmeister told JAM Press.
“He allegedly had an overdose while taking Caroline’s sister to have sex in the bathroom. At the moment he was having an orgasm, he felt unwell and fell dead.
“That’s what they said.”
The couple turned themselves into authorities in Itapecerica da Serra, outside of São Paulo, on Sunday.
An autopsy will determine the cause of death, but police say they found no evidence of stab wounds, strangulation or gunshots on the body.
“If the report indicates that his death was accidental, the couple will be charged with concealing a corpse,” Hellmeister said.
“If it is proven that he was murdered, the man and the woman will be charged with homicide.”
Medeiros’ sister does not believe the overdose story.
“If my brother really got sick as they claimed, why didn’t they call an ambulance to help him?” she asked JAM Press.
Medeiros was known online for his prank videos and skits. He had 1.77 million subscribers on YouTube and 86,800 Instagram followers.