A British canoeist was attacked by the locals near a Colombian village. Emma Kelty was inside her tent when a gang of residents fired on her tent from 50 meters away thinking she was a drug smuggler. They then approached her tent where Kelty was shot in the arm. The men were not convinced she had no drugs and slit her with a knife and raping her dying body. Residents are shocked by what members of their community did to the woman.
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At some point during the attack, the gangsters who killed the British woman set off an SOS button that was hidden in the person. The company who runs the SOS buttons alerted the Navy of the distress call. One resident of the small riverside community said the gang's ringleader confessed what the men had done to the woman. The man didn't want to be named but gave the story he was told, "He said he was one of four men. The woman had put up her tent on the beach in exactly the area where the Colombia drug traffickers go through, and which is crawling with pirates who wait for them to arrive to attack. These men aren't pirates though, they are just drug users. We are all shocked that these men from our community did such a terrible thing to this woman. When the men saw her tent they thought it belonged to a Colombian with drugs, so they started firing from about 50 meters away. The woman was hit in the arm. She started waving frantically and screaming for help."
The unnamed witness went on to say the gang had cut off Kelty's hair and, sexually abused her and finally threw her body in a fast-moving river. Investigators originally thought her SOS button had been set off by herself but later realized one of her attackers was trying to use the device they stole and accidentally set it off. Coari police chief Jose Afonso Barradas Junior said he doubts that anyone would have figured out what happened to Ms. Kelty if the "stupid" gangsters didn't accidentally set off her emergency locator nearly an hour and a half after killing her.
The ringleader of the gang, Evanilson Gomes da Costa, was shot twice in a shoot out with rival gang members early Wednesday morning in his home town of Coari. Costa was pronounced dead at the hospital. A 17-year-old from the gang told police that members of da Costa's gang shot Kelty twice with a sawn-off shotgun before throwing her into the river. Oddly enough, Kelty appeared to have predicted her death in a tweet she posted on September 10th.
<blockquote class="twitter-tweet" data-lang="en"><p lang="en" dir="ltr">So in or near coari (100km away) i will have my boat stolen and i will be killed too. Nice 😯😟😕</p>— Emma Tamsin Kelty (@Emt101s) <a href="https://twitter.com/Emt101s/status/907001717182607360">September 10, 2017</a></blockquote>
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