Japanese woman Hitomi Akamatsu died in Brazil from blow to head: detective

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Rafael Lima da Costa, who confessed to killing Japanese woman Hitomi Akamatsu, is escorted by a police officer in Abadiania, Brazil. Photo: Reuters Rafael Lima da Costa, who confessed to killing Japanese woman Hitomi Akamatsu, is escorted by a police officer in Abadiania, Brazil. Photo: Reuters

Rafael Lima da Costa, who confessed to killing Japanese woman Hitomi Akamatsu, is escorted by a police officer in Abadiania, Brazil. Photo: Reuters

  • A forensic report found that cranial trauma, possibly from a blunt rock, was the cause of death
  • Akamatsu moved to Brazil for treatment from João de Deus, or John of God, a healer who appeared on Oprah and was later arrested for multiple rapes

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Associated Press

Updated: 3:37pm, 21 Nov, 2020

Rafael Lima da Costa, who confessed to killing Japanese woman Hitomi Akamatsu, is escorted by a police officer in Abadiania, Brazil. Photo: Reuters Rafael Lima da Costa, who confessed to killing Japanese woman Hitomi Akamatsu, is escorted by a police officer in Abadiania, Brazil. Photo: Reuters

Rafael Lima da Costa, who confessed to killing Japanese woman Hitomi Akamatsu, is escorted by a police officer in Abadiania, Brazil. Photo: Reuters