August 27, 2014
SAO PAULO (AP) - A Brazilian newspaper says that an autopsy
performed on former boxing champ Arturo Gatti indicates he may have committed suicide.
Gatti was found dead in the apartment he was renting with wife Amanda Rodrigues in the Brazilian seaside resort of Porto de Galinhas last Saturday.
Police have arrested Rodrigues on suspicion of strangling the former two-division champion. Rodrigues, who maintains she's innocent, is being held in a prison in the northeastern Brazil city of Recife.
The Jornal do Comercio newspaper reported in its Saturday edition that the autopsy says Gatti's body was "suspended and hanged, indicating he may have committed suicide."
Paula Cysneiros, a spokeswoman for the medical examiners' office, would not confirm the newspaper's report.