Jefferson Machado was found dead on May 22. Jefferson Machado, a Brazilian actor who has been missing for several months, was discovered dead in a wooden box outside a house in Rio de Janeiro, according to a New York Post report. Family friend Cintia Hilsendeger posted a message on the actor's Instagram page confirming his death. We regret to inform you that Jeff was found dead on 05222023." According to authorities, the 44-year-old body was found chained and packaged in a wooden box that was covered in concrete and buried six feet under the backyard of a home. "He had his arms tied behind his head and was buried in a trunk very similar to the ones in his own home," said the family's lawyer, Jairo Magalhaes. The lawyer stated that the body was identified using fingerprints and that he had a "line" on his neck, indicating that he was suffocated. "Jefferson was brutally ed by jealous, evil and of course unscrupulous people. Soon the RJ Township police did an excellent job! Thank you so much to everyone who helped with every little detail." According to Outlet, police are currently investigating a man who is renting the property. The suspect was last seen entering the house about a month ago. It should also be noted that he knew Mr. Machado. The actor's family learned of his kidnapping after NGOs contacted them to report that eight of their dogs were abandoned at his home. For several months, the family continued to receive text messages from someone they thought was impersonating Mr. Machado. His mother, Maria Das Dores, said it was full of typos and his son He said he suspected it from the e-mail because it didn't sound like it.