A PREGNANT mum has been horribly found dead with her belly cut open after a brutal murder in Brazil.
Cops discovered the butchered body of Ohana Karolin, 24, with her mutilated genitals and torn stomach on Wednesday.
They believe the mother-of-three, who was seven months pregnant with her fourth child, may have been the target of ritual murder.
His disfigured corpse was found by traumatized bystanders in the municipality of Mogi Guacu in the Brazilian state of Sao Paulo.
Ohana was wearing only a t-shirt when officers found shorts, flip flops and a number of coins next to her mutilated body.
His stomach had been sliced open and his belly was ripped out, according to local media.
Investigators said they suspected the 24-year-old may have been ‘sacrificed’ in a ‘macabre ritual’.
The tragic mother was found dead in Portal dos Lagos, an area surrounded by evangelical churches of different denominations.
The condition of the unborn baby, who was presumably too young to have survived without medical intervention, remains unclear.
Ohana’s ex-husband, the father of her children, was called to identify her body following the grisly discovery.
A friend claimed to have seen the young mother inside a black car around midnight on the day of the murder.
Other witnesses confirmed seeing what appeared to be the same vehicle near the crime scene around 3 a.m. the same day.
And another friend told local news site UOL that the mother-of-three got involved in a “tough gang”.
Cops would also consider boyfriends or former partners as suspects in the murder.
Police have launched an investigation and are awaiting a follow-up analysis from the Forensic Medical Institute and the Institute of Forensic Science.
The crime was registered as a homicide at the Mogi Guacu General Investigations Police Station.
The municipal civil guard could only note the death of a young woman who was already the mother of three children.