A Brazilian Security Guard Has Confessed To Killing 39 People, Police Claim

Thiago Henrique Gomes da Rocha "killed out of anger", police said.

Police in Brazil have arrested a man they claim has admitted to killing 39 people.

His arrest came two months after a special task force was set up following a spate of murders in the city that started in January, ITV News reported.

At a press conference, police chief Deusny Aparecido described Gomes da Rocha as a “cold person” who “killed out of anger”, Sky News reported.

Officers said his first victim is thought to have been 14-year-old Barbara Luiza Ribeiro Costa in January.