Marcilene Soares Gama, 49, was accused of pretending to be a doctor to carry out cosmetic ops with industrial silicone
Marcilene Soares Gama, 49, was kidnapped from her apartment in Rio de Janeiro on Saturday morning, according to police sources quoted by local media.
Marcilene Soares Gama, 49, was abducted and brutally murdered
The killer entered the flat before overpowering Gama, tying her up and forcing her into a car, according to Correio.
She was then shot in the face at point blank range before her body was found dumped in a nearby street, hours later.
Cops investigating the cold-blooded killing have said they believe it was carried out by a vengeful former client.
Chief investigator Fabio Cardoso told O Globo newspaper: “Forensic experts concluded that she was shot in the face at close range, which is usually a sign of anger and hatred.”
The mum-of-two had been accused by a string of clients of botching buttock surgeries by using industrial silicone for the ops.
At least ten women are known to have come forward to say their bodies had been ruined by procedures carried out by Gama.
She was twice arrested after complaints were made to police about her pretending to be a doctor, according to the BBC.
But she reportedly continued to practice even after being released by cops.
Gama’s family, however, deny she ever lied about her background, insisting her clients were always warned of the dangers.
Her brother-in-law Daniel Mofacto said: “She never said she was a surgeon. People knew the risks but they went ahead anyway.”
Cops said they believe Gama was killed by a vengeful former client
Gama was accused of pretending to be a doctor to carry out plastic surgery
Brazil is one of the world’s biggest markets for plastic surgery, with bum lifts one of the most popular ops – partially fuelled by the Miss BumBum phenomenon.
The huge rise in demand over recent years has led to a spread in backstreet clinics carrying out unregulated procedures for knock-down prices.
Shocking footage emerged in May showing a police raid on an illegal “butt-boosting” clinic in Rio.
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