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People Keep Disappearing in Rio de Janeiro – Thousands Go Missing Each Year

RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL - The shocking number points to a long-ignored problem in the state. Between just January and August of 2019, 1427 people have been reported missing in the state's capital city alone.

One of the most famous cases is the 2004 disappearance of Prisila Belfort – sister to legendary Brazilian UFC champion Victor Belfort – who disappeared without a trace after leaving for lunch in Rio de Janeiro's Centro district.

But the vast majority of cases are not as heavily publicized as Priscilla's. For many families, they must take on the responsibility of pursuing the situation . . .

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