Russian tourist found murdered in Brazil

A 17-year-old Russian tourist was found dead on the outskirts of Marica, a resort city near Rio de Janeiro, Brazilian police said.

Danshin Sergey Petrovich’s body was discovered Saturday morning on the banks of the Canal da Costa, a stream outside Marica.

The Russian tourist was shot at least three times in the head, police said.

Petrovich, a student, arrived in Brazil with four friends and a teacher Thursday for a vacation and was staying at a house belonging to some friends in Marica. The teenager went to a bar with his friends Friday night, police said.

The group returned to the house, but Petrovich decided to go back alone to the bar, where he was last seen alive.

Investigators have not ruled out robbery as a motive for the killing even though the teenager’s backpack containing his cell phone, credit card, cigarettes and lighter was found, police said.