Bruno Murder? Brazil Soccer Star Suspected Of Murdering Model

UPDATE: Bruno has turned himself in.


Bruno, the captain of Brazil's most popular soccer team, is on the run after police named him in a suspect in the disappearance and possible death of his ex-girlfriend. According to Reuters, officers arrived at the famous goalkeeper's house on Wednesday, but the soccer star was nowhere to be found.

"Bruno has fled," Belo Horizonte police chief Edson Moreira said.

According to the Daily Beast, Bruno had an affair with young student Eliza Samudio in 2009, allegedly impregnating her in the process. The 25-year-old model disappeared nearly a month ago, and "traces of what might be blood" were discovered in one of Bruno's vehicles.

Bruno is said to have forced Samudio to take an abortion drug in 2009, and one outlet reported that the missing woman claimed to have received frightening threats from the soccer star. "If I kill you and throw you somewhere, you're not going to be found," he allegedly said.

Bruno Souza, the goalkeeper for Brazil's league champion Flamengo team, was ordered arrested on Tuesday after his teenage cousin said he helped kidnap Samudio. His whereabouts are currently unknown.