Rio Man Confesses to Forty-Two Murders in Nine-Year Rampage

Matt Roper, Daily Mail, December 12, 2014

A Brazilian man arrested for stabbing a woman to death calmly confessed to murdering another 41 people–putting him among history’s most prolific serial killers, it was reported today.

Sailson Jose das Gracas, 26, told police in Rio de Janeiro he would go out ‘on the hunt’ for white women after studying each victims for up to a month.

Sailson Jose das Gracas

Sailson Jose das Gracas

In an unreported reign of terror spanning nine years, Gracas claims to have murdered 37 women, two men and one two-year-old child in the outlying area of Rio de Janeiro known as Baixada Fluminense.

He told police: ‘I would watch the victim, study her. I would wait a month, sometimes a week, depending on the place. I would get to know where she lived, how her family were, if she passed by on the street, I would watch, have a look at her house, studying her.

‘In the early hours of the morning, I’d get through a gap in her house, really easily, and take advantage.’

In an interview in front of TV cameras at the police station in Nova Iguacu, Garcas said he found pleasure in seeing the life drain out of the women he murdered.

He said: ‘I would stop in the bakery, or in a square, reading a newspaper. I would look at a woman and say to myself, “it’s that one”.

‘I would follow her to her house, but I never raped anyone. Women for me has to be white, not black, because of my colour. ‘

I got pleasure from them fighting, screaming and scratching me. I thought that I was crazy, sometimes normal.’

Chillingly, Garcas admitted he had become ‘addicted’ to murder.

‘The first woman I killed I strangled with my hands. I felt pleasure, I liked it. I felt a very strong desire. I’ve already killed 38 women, I’m addicted,’ he said.

He also told camera he was eleven when he lost his father, who was electrocuted during an accident at work.

He said: ‘It marked me a lot. But that wasn’t the reason why I committed these crimes.’

Marcelo Machado, the Rio police chief investigating the supposed serial killer, said Sailson found pleasure in stragulating his victims, and masturbated after his murders.

He said: ‘On occasions, he killed his victims and masturbated on seeing them with their eyes open.’

Police chief Pedro Henrique Medina, from the Baixada Fluminense Homicide Division, said Gracas voluntarily confessed to the murders have being caught in the act of murdering his latest victim.

He said he believed his testimony because only the author of the crimes could recall them in so much detail.

He said: ‘His desire to kill was for women, and he didn’t kill black women, just white. He followed the victim, studied her step by step until he managed to commit the crime.’

Gracas was arrested after stabbing to death a 26-year-old woman identified as Fatima Miranda, in her home in the town of Nova Iguaçu, Greater Rio de Janeiro.

During the investigation into her death, police officers arrested Gracas and two other people, Cleusa Blabina and Jose Messias, who were with Ms Miranda on the night of her death.

The three were arrested after giving contradictory versions of what happened when questioned by police.

After they were taken to the police station, Gracas admitted that he had been paid by the other two accomplices to murder Ms Miranda.

He also admitted killing two men for money, and then detailed the dozens of other women he had murdered for his own pleasure in his serial killing spree.

Gracas claimed commiting murder would help him ‘calm down’.

He said: ‘When I didn’t do it, I’d become nervous, I’d pace up and down inside the house. And when I’d done it I’d become calmer. I’d do a victim, and I could stay two months without doing it, or three. I’d stay fine, I’d just be thinking of that one that I’d killed. Then I’d go out on the hunt.

‘I didn’t kill worrying about going to jail. I did everything well, it’s because I really like it doing it. I was most concerned with fingerprints, or if the place had a camera. I wouldn’t take any documents with me so I wouldn’t leave any clues for the police.’

During his testimony Gracas also confessed to killing a two-year-old child because he was afraid her cries might wake up neighbours after he had killed her mother. He said his taste for murder began as a teenager.

He said: ‘I started to steal small things, do small robberies. And as I grew up I started having other thoughts. My thinking started to change, understand? From robbing, I started to think about killing. Aged 15, I stole handbags. After that, aged 17, I killed the first person.

‘It gave me that adreneline rush, the first woman. And I thought about jail. Will I get caught? The things flowed well. So I started thinking about doing it more and more. And I liked it and started to get used to it.’

Chillingly, Gracas claimed he did not regret any of the murders.

He said: ‘I have no regrets, no. For me what I did is done. I wouldn’t change anything, I don’t regret anything. If I leave prison in 10, 15 or 20 years, I’ll start doing the same thing again. It’s my will, there’s no other way. I leave, choose my ‘women’, the women I like to choose, and if I think that it has to be, it will.’

According to police records, Sailson was arrested twice in 2007 for robbery and theft, carrying illegal firearms in February 2010 and theft again in February this year. But his murders remained undiscovered until today.

Police have now launched an investigation into Gracas’ claims and are calling on families of murder victims over the last nine years to get in touch.

Gracas spent last night in a police cell and will be transferred to a maximum security jail in Rio de Janeiro today.

His arrest comes after Tiago Henrique Gomes da Rocha, another Brazilian, confessed to murdering at least 39 people in just three years

Rocha, 26, was arrested in October after being pulled over in the city of Goiania, when local police found he was facing trial for stealing a motorcycle’s license plate in January.

He was stopped while riding with fake plates on the motorcycle he often used during the murders, when he would drive by and attack random victims before speeding away.

A day later, he confessed to killing 39 people–15 young women as well as prostitutes and random people he thought to be gay or homeless.

In a sick twist, it has been revealed that Rocha was in a romantic relationship with a pretty church girl with long hair, her appearance similar to that of his victims, the newspaper Folha de S. Paulo reported.

Rocha began killing in 2011, at first targeting homeless people, gays and prostitutes. His first victim was a man, the first of 17 males he would eventually kill.

This year, he turned his attention to young women.

The list of the 15 most prolific modern serial killers is topped by Colombian Luis Garavito, a child murderer and rapist known as ‘La Bestia’ or ‘The Beast.’ He is thought to have killed more than 400 people, mostly street children. His proven victim count is 138.

Pedro Rodrigues Filho, Brazil’s most prolific killer, claimed to have killed more than 100 victims, 47 of them inmates. He was convicted of killing 71 people.

He killed his first two victims at the age of 14 and murdered his father and ate a piece of his heart.

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  • Anglokraut

    Does anyone know the Portuguese phrase for “Black lives matter”?
    Does anyone think the people of Brazil (not the descendants of slaves) would ever be caught saying such a thing?

    • APaige

      No. But I do have to admit the police there look like mug-shots from here.

      • James Mayer

        Brazilian police are mean, apparently.

    • Cheri Rodriguez

      Brazil didn’t outlaw slavery until 1888. They kept it going so long for good reason.

      • Alec Ryan

        Because the Portuguese were the laziest of all colonial masters.

    • Cid Campeador

      As vidas de pessoas negras importa também.

  • james AZ

    How many percent of races crimes in the world? My guess about 35% of black people committed crimes in the world , about 30% of brown people committed crimes in the world , about 20% of Asians committed crimes , about 15% of white people committed crimes …”

  • james AZ

    Look at. Www. Failed state .com

  • Oil Can Harry

    He should be executed. But first the police should kick him in his Brazil nuts.

  • John Smith

    There won’t be a peep from the anti-white media cabal.

    But if this involved a white man who had killed 40+ black women, it would be worldwide news.

    And once again, there would be an avalanche of anger about “white serial killers”.

    Of all the problems we have, our anti-white media cabal is #1. If our media was truthful, let alone pro-white, our other problems could be addressed.

    • Mary

      Or if they report black-on-White crime, they try to fit it into their narrative of the mythical “War on Women”.

      • Reynardine

        The Omar Thornton Defence: Racism against blacks made him do it.

        • Sick of it

          This guy straight up admitted he liked killing white women.

    • Luca

      If this had happened in America the headlines would read: “Black Youth Kills 38 White Women. Authorities Say Not a Hate Crime.”

      • MannyR

        ” It seems many of the young women were just in the wrong place at the wrong time.”

        • BlueSonicStreak

          The perpetrators were “bored.”

        • “Its believed that as many as 32 of the women who passed away were victims of a robbery gone wrong, the remaining 6 were likely members of the kkk who were killed in self defense by oppressed youth.”

    • italian guy

      “There won’t be a peep from the anti-white media cabal.”
      This case was all over the Italian media, but they never mentioned the race of his victims, they twisted it to make it look like it was the general hate for women that motivated him, what a surprise uh?

    • Anna Tree

      The whole white country and its white citizens would be accused of racism by the UN!

  • Reynardine

    Where is Bossman? Shouldn’t he jump on this article and try to convince us somehow that this is great?

    • Bossman

      Why would I think this is great? Black males who do not behave themselves are just brutes to me; no better than animals.

  • Mary

    Depraved, ruthless, remorseless killer of Whites. Sounds like some Western governments would secretly view him as a nearly ideal immigrant. Maybe I’m exaggerating. Barely.

    • Bossman

      Sure. You’re indeed exaggerating. Nobody in his right mind would view a depraved murderer as an ideal immigrant.

      • Sick of it

        Obama would disagree.

        • ElComadreja

          He’s inviting them in by the boatload.

      • Mary

        Yes, it’s a hyperbolic example of the fact that the governments of many Western nations welcome far too many immigrants of various stripes that are damaging and dangerous.

      • Reynardine

        But, alas, an excellent emigrant to a Northern Country, eh Amigo?

      • MannyR

        Yeah just a President of a nation wouldn’t have lunch with gangster rappers or order a police department to disarm private citizens attempting to protect businesses in a race riot….nah never, wouldn’t happen. Are you sure someone didn’t steal your brain while you were asleep and replace it with a cub of Spam?

      • Max

        Were not talking about people in their right mind. We’re talking about so-called progressives.

    • See The Future

      Too many western white women will be fighting to be bedded by this savage.

    • FinnShane

      If he was the type that kills White women slowly through HIV he would definitely be their ideal.

    • Max

      It is a cry for help. These poor victims of their native societies need to come as medical refugees so that they can receive proper treatment and become productive members of American/British/Canadian/Australian society. The enrichment of our bland, retarded culture through their diversity is incalculable.

  • MekongDelta69

    Just 42? Dat boy be slowin’ down.

    “Where da white wimmins at?”

    • Reynardine

      Who says blacks can’t achieve success in our modern world? Sailson Jose das Gracas is breaking through the glass ceiling that has held Africans down for centuries! Watch out white bread serial killer world – here’s a brutha with a mission, and he’s stylin’ and profilin’ and stranglin’ his way to success.

      Also we’re going to sign him to Def Jam Records.

    • bilderbuster

      Well it’s 11:58 pm EST so the Black rapists should be wrapping up their rape quota of 100 White victims everyday any minute now.

      • ElComadreja

        103 actually.

        • Reynardine

          The talented tenth got an extra 3%.

  • humura

    I think it was in the 1980s and police in Atlanta arrested a Black as a serial killer of young men. Media specialists were skeptical – they knew than whites were the serial murderers (did anyone complain about that racial profiling?) I think this myth was often used on TV shows too, whites were the serial murderers. In the past year, in Ohio and other places in the US, and now in Brazil, we observe a different color to serial murderers.

    • Reynardine

      Yeah, I think there was a movie recently with Hollywood Whore Susan Sarandon that bleeted out the “we’re looking for a young white serial killer” nonsense. It’s part of their damn mythology.

      • [Guest]

        I think the term serial killer exists in the first place and has no fixed definition so that it can be applied subjectively. In these times, that means applying it eagerly to white people but not to blacks and browns.

        • Reynardine

          Any more, you are correct, I think. There isn’t a good threshold that you could apply today where “murderer” ends and where “serial killer” begins.

          I think the traditional definition of serial killer requires “on/off” cycles of murder and normalcy over a long time period. This sicko fits that definition to a T.

          • Spikeygrrl

            According to Brittanica Online:

            Serial murder
            Alternate titles: serial killer; serial killing
            Written by John Philip Jenkins
            Last Updated4-10-2013
            Serial murder, also called serial killing, the unlawful homicide of at least two people, carried out in a series over a period of time. Although this definition was established in the United States, it has been largely accepted in Europe and elsewhere, but the crime is not formally recognized in any legal code, including that of the United States. Serial murder is distinguished from mass murder, in which several victims are murdered at the same time and place.

          • UncleSham

            I think being a gang member disqualifies someone from being considered a serial killer. That may be part of what prevents so many Blacks and Browns involved in multiple murders from acquiring that label.

      • bilderbuster

        Murder Inc. was a Kosher outfit.

        • ElComadreja

          Yeah. Not exclusively though.

    • [Guest]

      That was Wayne Williams. Because the victims were black boys, there were reports at the time that the Ku Klux Klan was responsible.

      By the way, I’ve read that blacks commit a disproportionate number of serial killings.

    • bilderbuster

      Another great example was the DC Snipers.

  • dmxinc

    But I thought serial killers were all White?

  • Yves Vannes

    When do they name a street after him in Paris?

    • phillyguy

      he won’t be sitting in an American jail and be made a martyr of like Mumia abu-jamal and hurricane Carter ,he’ll probably be dangling in a week.

      • UncleSham

        Not likely. There is no state sanctioned capital punishment in Brazil. The United States has the harshest criminal justice system in the world, other than some Muslim countries.

  • TheCogitator

    This can’t be true. The official mantra is that it is white people killing blacks.

    If whites ever do decide to start killing blacks, we will drive them to extinction. When do we start?

  • [Guest]

    A 2013 Radford/FGCU Serial Killer Database annual statistics report showed that for the decades 1900–2010, the percentage of White serial killers was 52.4% while the percentage of African American serial killers was 40.7%.

    So, as with violent crime in general, blacks are overrepresented.

    • Mary

      Yes, but the boneheads would emphasize the White serial killers–52.4%– and insist that, see, Whites DO commit the most serial murder. They have a serious lack of understanding of percentages. Same thing with discussions regarding welfare usage, etc.

      • [Guest]

        Yeah, I’ve run into some of those boneheads myself. Even after you explain it to them, they either don’t grasp the concept or pretend they don’t. It’s almost funny.

        • UncleSham

          Blacks do not understand statistics. This is the most consistently true stereotype I have ever observed. Its more consistent than Blacks not getting sunburn.

      • bilderbuster

        The people who intentionally promote this misconception understand percentages only too well.

      • Urbane Neanderthal

        Cite the stats for 1990, 2000, and 2010:

        Whites were 41.9, 31.8, and 34.2% while blax where 47.7, 56.6, and 56.2% of serial killers in the US.


    • fgbrunner3

      Alert the media! Alert the New York Times!

  • [Guest]

    >>>Serial killers are all white, educated, middle-class, generally Republican.

    And, of course, heterosexual.

    • Spikeygrrl

      And Christian?

      • [Guest]

        Oh, yes. That too.

    • Spikeygrrl

      And Christian?

  • Dwight

    Partial list of black serial killers:
    1. Matthew Emanuel Macon (Murdered and Raped 5 White Women in Lansing)
    2. Jimmie Reed (Murdered his wife and his 2 month old daughter and set them on fire)
    3. Shelly Brooks (Murdered 7 prostitutes in Detroit Cass Corridor)
    4. Justin Blackshere (Stabbed two white cooks at Cheli’s Chili downtown Detroit)
    5. Jervon Miguel Coleman (Murdered three people.)
    6. Donell Ramon Johnson (Murdered a mother and a daughter)
    7. Brian Ranard Davis (6 women known murdered)
    8. Paul Durousseau (Seven women)
    9. Mark Goudeau “The Baseline Killer” (Eight women and a man in 2005-2006)
    10. Coral Eugene Watts (11 women in Texas & 1 in Michigan)
    11. Anthony McKnight (Five girls and young women)
    12. Derrick Todd Lee (8 Women)
    13. Charles Lendelle Carter (4 known murders; admits to ‘hunting’ Atlantans for 15 years)
    14. The Zebra Killings (71 White people)
    15. Chester Turner (L.A.s most prolific killer 12 women killed.)
    16. Lorenzo J. Gilyard (Kansas City, MO.—13 victims)
    17. Eugene Victor Britt (Gary, IN.–3 known murder/rapes.)
    18. Reginald and Jonathan Carr (The Wichita Massacre–6 Whites murdered)
    19. Ray Joseph Dandridge and his uncle, Ricky Gevon Gray (Richmond, VA.–Murdered 7 people in 7 days, including an entire White family.)
    20. The Tinley Park Murderer (Suspect hasn’t been found but has been described as black – murdered 5 women in a store.)
    21. Henry Louis Wallace (Raped and strangled 5 women to death.)
    22. Charles Johnston (Murdered 3 unarmed white men in hospital)
    23. Craig Price (Brutally murdered 3 women)
    24. Harrison Graham (Brually Murdered 3 women)
    25. Charles Lee “Cookie” Thornton (Murdered 6 Whites at the Kirkwood, MO. city council. )
    26. & 27. Darnell Hartsfeld & Romeo Pinkerton (Abducted and Murdered 5 from a restaurant)
    28 &29. John Allen Muhammad & Lee Boyd Malvo (Sniped 11 people from a car in DC, 9 died.)
    30. George Russell (3 women, WA state)
    31. Timothy W. Spencer (5 killed, Arlington, VA and Richmond, VA)
    32. Elton M. Jackson (12 gay men killed, Norfolk, VA area)
    33. Carlton Gary (3 killed in Columbus, GA)
    34. Mohammed Adam Omar (16 women, Yemen. Omar is Sudanese.)
    35. Kendall Francois (8 women, Poughkeepsie, NY and surrounding areas.)
    36. Terry A. Blair (8 women, Kansas City area)
    37. Wayne Williams (33 many of them children!, Atlanta, GA)
    38. Vaughn Greenwood (11 killed in LA)
    39. Andre Crawford (10 killed in Chicago – southside)
    40. Calvin Jackson (9 killed possibley more in NY)
    41. Gregory Klepper (killed 8, Chicago – southside)
    42. Alton Coleman (Killed 8 in the Midwest)
    43. Harrison Graham (killed 7+ in N. Philadelphia)
    44. Cleophus Prince (6 killed in, San Diego)
    45. Robert Rozier (7 killed in, Miami)
    46. Maurice Byrd (killed 20 + in St. Louis)
    47. Maury Travis (17 and rising, St. Louis and possibly also Atlanta)
    48. Hulon Mitchell, a.k.a. Yahweh Ben Yahweh (killed 20+ in Florida)
    49. Lorenzo Fayne (killed 5 children in East St. Louis, IL)
    50. Paul Durousseau, (killed 6, two of which were pregnant women, Jacksonville, FL; Georgia.)
    51. Eddie Lee Mosley (killed 25 to 30 women, south Florida)
    52. Henry Lee Jones (killed 4 in, south Florida; Bartlett, TN)
    53. Richard “Babyface” Jameswhite (15 killed in, New York; Georgia.)
    54. Donald E. Younge, Jr. (killed 4), East St. Louis, IL; Salt Lake City, UT.
    55. Ivan Hill (killed 6 in Los Angeles area).
    56. Michael Vernon (Bronx, NY. Killed at least seven people)
    57. Chester Dewayne Turner (12 women killed in, Los Angeles)

    • Just for the sake of ethics, one of our newest regulars, Earl P. Holt III, compiled this list, which I posted on a website that now no longer exists.

      • Dwight

        Ethics? I got this particular list from blackpeoria,wordpress,com. Vdare also has a list provided by James Fulford in 2010. There are dozens of lists. There are 836 known black serial killers. Try google. Feel better now? Your insinuation is that I did something unethical or pawned something off as my own. I’ll be watching your comments more closely for any discrepancies. Anything not coming directly from you should be sourced.

        • Cecil Broomsted

          Your source for the 836 black serial killers?

          • Dwight

            Cottrell, Justin Lee. Rise of the Black Serial Killer: Documenting a Startling Trend. Hayden: Sons of Japheth, 2012

      • Diversity Fatigue

        When did you do that? I recall seeing this list posted as a comment at Nicholas Stix website well over a year ago.

        • Dwight

          At blackpeoria they list the source of the list as from “the editor of the DetroitIsCrap blog.” They don’t mention Earl Holt that I can see. I didn’t compile the list. Never claimed I did.

        • We’re talking around ten years ago.

          • Diversity Fatigue

            Okay. I believe you. Thanks. The list has no doubt grown considerably.

  • OyVey00

    Just shows how much blacks are obsessed with white women.

    >>Women for me has to be white, not black, because of my colour.

    He even admitted it. Because of my colour lol

  • stedman holder

    Hey bossman, he doesn’t look like the blond, blue-eye Brazilian you are always touting as superior. What gives?

    • Reynardine

      That’s really strange. I thought Hispanics magically assimilated blacks into a fantastic brown La Raza, or they do according to Bossman.

      • pcmustgo

        They do, except for the total blacks… Even in Puerto Rico, there’s Loiza, where the 10% of real, full Blacks lives… in the poorest, most ghetto conditions on the island of course.

  • Paleoconn

    Brazil is coming to America

    • Americaandthewestshouldbewhite

      It already is in some parts.

  • pcmustgo

    This was Brazil,. How many of these women were white or just “””white””””? But still, #whitelivesmatter

    • IstvanIN

      Does it matter?

  • John Smith

    I believe you can only serve a maximum of 30 years in Brazil. Garavito was only given 22 years and is almost eligible to apply for early release.

  • Dwight

    There are 836 known black serial killers.

    Cottrell, Justin Lee. Rise of the Black Serial Killer: Documenting a Startling Trend. Hayden: Sons of Japheth, 2012

    • ElComadreja

      There’d be a lot more but most of them are so stupid they get caught after one or two victims.

  • Who Me?

    Can they sentence him to 30 years for each killing? (There’s got to be a way around anything if you work hard enough at it.)

  • David Jones

    This is why they have death squads in Brazil, except that they let this guy get away.

  • jayjohnston1 .

    I predict this beast will be shot attempting to escape or for some other reason in the very near future. It is common practice for police in Brazil to be judge,jury and executioners. The organization of liberal bleeding heart schmucks known as Human Rights Watch have repeatedly complained to Brazilian elected officials about “recent cases in which police appear to have executed favela (slum)residents and then falsely reported that the victims had died in shootouts”

  • I could do that to blacks, but while it wouldn’t bother me, my family would be upset when I was eventually caught.

  • See The Future

    Even if he could survive 30 years in their prison, it is likely to be a much more severe sentence than an instant death. The dead feel no pain.

  • James Mayer

    The face of evil…

  • John Barleycorn


  • Urbane Neanderthal

    I think it is fair to say the difference between a human and the lower primates is the conscience which tells humans right from wrong.

    I have seen little if any evidence to suggest the bantu has a conscience.

    • IstvanIN

      To have a conscience you have to have a soul.

  • CNN carefully censured out all mention of race when it reported this. What they report is not news. It’s propaganda.

    • R L Buds

      I was shocked when I first saw this story, because it was on my MSN “newsfeed” on Friday and they showed his picture and said that he only choose white women. I was also shocked by a MSN story about normal Americans needing to start having more babies.

      The story wasn’t shocking though.

      A few nites ago I was listening to NPR and someone from Brazil was saying about the major problems they are having with their blacks (they likened it to MB and the fat guy in NY). I guess the cops have to shoot 3 a day in Rio; of course since NPR is liberal they thought it was “racist” cops rather than guys like this animal.

  • John R

    But wait, I thought only Whites committed horrible crimes like this? I thought blacks only committed crime because of poverty, but never gruesome crimes. Well, at least that is what my teachers in college taught me!

  • Americaandthewestshouldbewhite

    In the pic, this black looks happy at his murderous deed.

  • Americaandthewestshouldbewhite

    Where are Al and Jesse. Oh never mind it is a black man that did the crime. No white man to insult.

  • Augustus3709

    Not that this horrific story should not be used to appeal to White females, but I am curious as to how “white” his victims really were.

  • Max

    Mass-murderers are always white male loners. Apparently they haven’t heard this yet. They must have the wrong guy.