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Saturday, December 15, 2007

Ryan Gracie Found Dead

According to Ryan Gracie was found dead at 7 am this morning in the cell where he was being held at a police station in Sao Paolo.

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Ryan Gracie dies
Fighter was in jail in Sao Paulo

News to make the fighting world tremble. According to news carried by Globo TV, the black belt Ryan Gracie was found dead in the cell where he was being held at a police station in Sao Paulo after having been accused of car theft yesterday in the city of Sao Paulo. According to the Sao Paulo State Secretariat of Public Security, Ryan was alone in the cell. sympathizes with the Gracie family and should be back shortly with further information as to Ryan’s death.


According to the G1 news website:

“Ryan was sent to the 91st PD, after having toxicology exams done at the central IML at around 2:30 am. He arrived at the police station in Vila Leopoldina at 3 am. According to the officer on call of the 15th Police District police officer Daniella Ranna, where the athlete’s case was registered for having tried to steal a motorcycle, he was sent to the 91st DP because it is a traffic station. From there, he would have been seen to the “most recommendable” location.

According to the Secretariat, at around 7am, when policemen at the station were checking the cells with their detainees, they found the fighter fallen in a corner. They entered and confirmed that he was dead. At around 10 am, coroners were already at the location to do the necessary exams and send the body to the institute.

*** The Ryan Gracie story was broken late yesterday afternoon, click here for details***

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