Brazilian Drug Dealer Who Dressed As Daughter Found Hanged
A Brazlian inmate, who attempted to break out of jail dressed as his daughter, has been found dead in his cell.
According to reports and Rio de Janeiro state authorities, Clauvino da Silva, 42, was found hanged and it is believed that an investigation has now been opened.
The convicted drug dealer from the city of Angra dos Reis, was serving a sentence of 17 years and 10 month for drug trafficking before guards found him in the cell.
Just days earlier, Silva attempted to escape prison and was caught by prison guards at the Bangu jail complex in Rio state, as he tried to exit via the front door after visiting hours.
The Rio state prison authority said his plan was to leave his daughter inside the prison in his place.
It was the odd-looking face that first raised eyebrows and prison staff asked the inmate to strip off all the layers to see who was lurking behind the mask.
As the layers were slowly peeled away, you eventually get to see the man's face and it's a far cry away from when he was in full dress up.
Silva's daughter, who stayed in the cell while her father tried to make his getaway, is now being investigated along with eight other people for their alleged involvement in the unsuccessful jailbreak.
Moyses Henriques, deputy head of prison operations in Rio state, made a statement when Silva was initially caught out, saying: "When he started talking, and pretending to speak like a woman, the guard realised that it was an attempted jailbreak, and identified him. It was an inmate trying to escape as a woman."
According to the BBC, Silva had escaped from prison once before in 2013 when he absconded through the sewer system of a jail in Gericin but he was later apprehended.
Reuters reported that Silva is the latest person to die in prison after at least 57 people died when a prison riot broke out last week in the northern state of Para.
Featured Image Credit: AP/Rio State Secretary of Penitentiary Administration