Lead Mask Case

Lead Mask Case is a name given to an unsolved case which resulted to the death of two Brazilian, Manoel Pereira da Cruz and Miguel José Viana whose bodies were found by a young boy while playing a kite on August 20, 1966.

At first glance, the scene was nothing more than just a normal case, but as the police go deeper and deeper through the investigation, the Lead Mask Case became stranger and stranger.  Both of the dead bodies that are found on the hillside were wearing identical lead mask, the lead mask that you usually wear to protect yourself from radiation.

The boy that was flying a kite saw the remains of the two Brazilians.  Police were immediately summoned and they identified them as electronics repairmen working in a company that is about 200 kilometres away from where the bodies were found.  They were wearing a suit and a raincoat which contains an empty bottle of water and two towels.  Police has no clue why the victims are wearing lead mask which is a lot different to the other lead mask since they decided to cover only their eyes while exposing the other parts of their face.  Cleary their main intention is to protect their eyes probably from a certain luminous object.

The police also discovered receipts of the raincoat and the empty bottle of water.  The police claimed that at first the two men had enough cash on them to buy a cheap used car but when they were discovered they have only a small amount of money with them.  The clerk who sold them water was questioned and said that the two men looks agitated because it is getting dark and it was starting to rain.

The investigating team also found a small notebook that contains the following:


16:30 estar no local determinado. (beat the agreed place)
18:30 ingerir cápsulas, após efeito proteger metais aguardar sinal mascara (swallow capsules, after effect, protect metals, wait for mask signal)

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