A teenage girl in Brazil has allegedly confessed to torturing her five-year-old brother to death before eating his severed penis.
Maycon Roque's heavily mutilated body was found by his mother last Thursday night after a relative broke into the family house in Sao Roque, southeast Brazil, to find 18-year-old Karina standing beside the child's remains.
Detectives said the victim's corpse was found with grotesque injuries.
His head had been partially decapitated, there were knife wounds to his wrists, both eyeballs had been pierced, his feet had been burned.
Karina then allegedly claimed she had 'cut off her brother's genital organs and eaten them.'
According to police, Karina's mother had gone out shopping, leaving her son in the daughter's care.
Police say Karina cut off her brother's penis and ate it after suffocating the youngster with a pillow
When she returned a couple of hours later, she discovered the front door locked.
Local media reports that Karina refused to let her mother in, prompting the desperate woman to fetch her brother-in-law, who kicked the door down.
They horrific scene was so macabre that the mother, who police have not named, had to be supported by neighbors after she passed out from the shock.
The suspect allegedly tried to escape when her uncle and other relatives attempted to restrain her.
Detective Anderson Góes said: 'They tried to prevent her from running but she apparently became very aggressive and started throwing objects.
Police say Karina later admitted that she lured her brother into her bedroom by pretending they were going to play a game, then suffocated him with a pillow.
Preliminary examinations indicate the child was dead before his body was brutally maimed and his body parts cannibalized.
Forensic investigators reportedly found a burned cell phone, a memory card, a penknife and a small amount of marijuana in the house.
Detective Goes said: 'We believe the cell phone belongs to the suspect and was deliberately damaged by her to possibly destroy any evidence of online contacts.
Karina Roque, 18, has been arrested after police say they found her standing next to the badly mutilated body of her younger brother at their family home in southern Brazil.