Dom Phillips Bio, Wiki, Wife, Family, Death, Age, Career, Net Worth

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Dom Phillips

Facts About Dom Phillips

Celebrated Name Dom Phillips
Nick Name Dom
Birth Name Dominic Phillips
Gender Male
Profession Journalist
Place Of Birth Bebington, Cheshire
Birth Nation England
Nationality British
Famous For British journalist
Position Freelance Writer
Father Name Not Available
Mother Name Not Available
Siblings 1
Sisters Sian Phillips
Education Details Not Available
Death Date June 2022
Place Of Death In some region of Amazon rainforest
Cause Of Death Murdered
Marital Status Married
Wife Alessandra Sampaio
Married Date Date Not Available
Children Not Known
Net Worth Not Available

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Dom Phillips was a British journalist. He lived in Brazil for more than a decade and had been a long-time contributor to the Guardian newspaper. He had freelanced for the Washington Post, The New York Times, and Financial Times as well.

Phillips and indigenous peoples expert Bruno Pereira disappeared in a remote part of the Amazon rainforest in June 2022. After the investigation, two suspects were arrested who took the investigators to a site where human remains were dug up. A 10-day search concluded after the remains of Phillips and Bruno Pereira were found on 15 June 2022. 

Dom Phillips missing

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What is Dom Phillips Famous For?

  • British journalist. 

Where is Dom Phillips from?

Dom Phillips was born in 1964. His birth place is in Bebington, Cheshire in England. He held British nationality. He belonged to the white ethnicity and his religion was Christianity. Information about his parents, siblings, early life, and education is not available at present.

How did Dom Phillips Die?

Dom Phillips and Bruno Pereira arrived at Lago do Jaburu, a town near the surveillance base of the National Indian Foundation (Funai) on the Itui River on 3 June 2022. Pereira was a government official expert in indigenous people and their affairs. Pereira was introducing Phillips to his contacts and acting as his guide for Phillips to visit and interview indigenous people. The pair was documenting the violent conflicts between criminal groups, government agents, and indigenous people in the region. On 6 June 2022, the pair went missing in the Javari Valley, a remote region in Brazil's far west of the Amazon rainforest and home to thousands of indigenous people from more than 20 groups. The place was rife with several organized criminal activities such as illegal poaching, mining, and logging. During the course of their work, the pair disappeared.

Two suspects, brothers Amarildo and Oseney da Costa de Oliveira were arrested in connection with the pair's disappearance. The search that included the army, navy, and police ended after 10 days after one of the suspects, Amarildo took the investigators to the site where human remains were buried in. The bodies' identities were confirmed to be Phillips and Pereira. 

Further investigation is carried on. 

Phillips's family issued a statement regarding his death. 

It reads, "We are heartbroken at the confirmation that Dom and Bruno were murdered and extend our deepest sympathies to Alessandra, Beatriz, and the other Brazilian family members of both men. We are grateful to all those who have taken part in the search, especially the indigenous groups who worked tirelessly to find evidence of the attack". 

His wife added, Now we can bring them home and say goodbye with love.

Who was Dom Phillips Wife?

Dom Phillips was a married man. He was married to Alessandra Sampaio.

Did You Know?

  • He loved Brazil and the Amazon rainforest.