Singer of 80’s hit song “La Lambada” burned alive by robbers, 3 men arrested

• La Lambada singer found dead in Brazil
• Her charred body was found inside her burned-out car a kilometer away from her house
• Three men, including the manager of the inn Braz runs, were arrested

The charred body of Loalwa Braz, the voice behind the 1980’s Latin pop hit “La Lambada,” was found inside her burned-out car a kilometer away from her house in the coastal town of Saquerema near Rio de Janeiro in Brazil on Thursday, January 19.

According to Herald Live, the police announced the arrest of three men; one of them is the manager of the small inn Braz runs.

Twenty-three-year-old Wallace de Paula Vieira, the inn manager, was initially being considered as a witness but he gave contradicting accounts of what transpired and ended up confessing to the crime.

Two of Vieira’s cohorts were also arrested. Seized from them were Braz’s credit card and cellphone.

The police said the suspects attacked Braz when the inn was empty. The singer tried to defend herself, but she was beaten. She was carried to her car when she passed out. The three robbers drove the car but it broke down after driving about a kilometer.

The trio set the car on fire, leaving Braz’s body inside.
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