Jefferson Machado, a missing soap star, was discovered dead in a hidden trunk in Brazil. On Monday, authorities said Jefferson Machado’s body was tied up and packed into a wooden trunk that was buried six feet beneath the concrete floor of an outhouse in the western Rio de Janeiro district of Campo Grande.

Authorities used fingerprints to authenticate the 44-year-old’s body on Wednesday.

What happened to Jefferson Machado?

Jefferson Machado, a South American soap opera star most known for his role in Reis, went missing in January 2023 and made news.

No one had seen or heard from him since January 27, and his family did not obtain answers until May.

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According to local media site R7, officials discovered Machado’s body stashed in a trunk and coated in cement on May 22.

The trunk was buried six feet in the earth in the backyard of a house in Campo Grande.

Jefferson Machado 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.”

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“…This situation deeply saddens us and indignant in the face of the suffering faced by Jeff,” the statement continued.

Despite confirming his death, a cause was not provided.

Jefferson Machado Funeral

At this time, Jefferson Machado’s death is still being investigated. Meanwhile, his distraught mother, Maria das Dores and the rest of the family members are yet to communicate to the public the funeral arrangement of their beloved.


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