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Brazil probes Amazon killing of French scientist

Brazil probes Amazon killing of French scientist

Police in Brazil's Amazon region are investigating the death of a French naturalist who was attacked by a crowd of some 20 people.
Police in Para state say in a statement that French entomologist Pierre Jauffret died Sunday from a head injury after being attacked last month at his private nature reserve outside Santo Antonio de Taua.
Police investigator Maria Amelia Delgada says a group traveling by bus attacked Jauffret on Nov. 29 after he threatened some of them with a firearm.
Police say there is no apparent link between the attack and Jauffret's work. But the son of 72-year-old conservationist says his father previously confronted illegal loggers and squatters on the reserve.