The “Indian of the hole” dies, the indigenous man who had been isolated for 26 years in the Brazilian jungle
An indigenous man who lived for more than 26 years in voluntary isolation in the Amazon jungle of Brazil, known as the “Indian of the hole”, apparently died of natural causes, official sources reported this Saturday.
The “Indian of the hole” or “Indian Tanaru”, the last survivor of his community, of an unknown ethnic group, was found dead in his hammock, inside his hut, on August 23, according to the National Indian Foundation ( Funai) in a statement.
This indigenous was located 26 years ago in the Tanaru indigenous land, located in the state of Rondonia, near the border with Bolivia, and since then it has been monitored and protected by Funai.
The institution reported that no traces were found that indicate the presence of other people near the hutjust as there were no signs of violence or struggle, since the utensils used by the man were found in their usual place.
A group of Police experts carried out a first inspection of the body, which will be subjected to an autopsy by a Federal Police forensic doctor.
To carry out the indigenous monitoring work, drones and a three-dimensional scanner were usedas well as various traces were collected in the place where he lived, which will also be analyzed.
Throughout the 26 years since this indigenous man was found, Funai has identified 53 huts in which this man lived, all of them with a single door and always with a hole inside the house, which earned him the nickname “Indian of the hole”.
In the Brazilian jungle, at least 114 indigenous peoples living in isolation have been identifiedwithout maintaining contact with non-Indians.