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Protesters in Brazil demand information about slum resident who disappeared in police custody

  • Rocinha Pacifying Police Unit officers watch as demonstrators gather demanding to know the whereabouts of the mortal remains of Bricklayer Amarildo de Souza who disappeared while in police custody in mid-June in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, Saturday, Nov. 2, 2013. Prosecutors have charged 25 police officers on suspicion of torturing and killing him. (AP Photo/Felipe Dana)

    Rocinha Pacifying Police Unit officers watch as demonstrators gather demanding to know the whereabouts of the mortal remains of Bricklayer Amarildo de Souza who disappeared while in police custody in mid-June in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, Saturday, Nov. 2, 2013. Prosecutors have charged 25 police officers on suspicion of torturing and killing him. (AP Photo/Felipe Dana)  (The Associated Press)

  • Young demonstrators pose for photos while covering their faces with a photo of Amarildo de Souza, next to a banner that reads 'Where are Amarildo's mortal remains?' during a protest in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, Saturday, Nov. 2, 2013. Bricklayer Amarildo de Souza was last seen June 14 when police picked him up for questioning in Rio de Janeiro's Rocinha slum. (AP Photo/Felipe Dana)

    Young demonstrators pose for photos while covering their faces with a photo of Amarildo de Souza, next to a banner that reads 'Where are Amarildo's mortal remains?' during a protest in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, Saturday, Nov. 2, 2013. Bricklayer Amarildo de Souza was last seen June 14 when police picked him up for questioning in Rio de Janeiro's Rocinha slum. (AP Photo/Felipe Dana)  (The Associated Press)

  • Rocinha Pacifying Police Unit officers watch as demonstrators gather demanding to know the whereabouts of the mortal remains of Bricklayer Amarildo de Souza who disappeared while in police custody in mid-June in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, Saturday, Nov. 2, 2013. Prosecutors have charged 25 police officers on suspicion of torturing and killing him. (AP Photo/Felipe Dana)

    Rocinha Pacifying Police Unit officers watch as demonstrators gather demanding to know the whereabouts of the mortal remains of Bricklayer Amarildo de Souza who disappeared while in police custody in mid-June in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, Saturday, Nov. 2, 2013. Prosecutors have charged 25 police officers on suspicion of torturing and killing him. (AP Photo/Felipe Dana)  (The Associated Press)

About 50 Brazilian demonstrators are gathered outside a police station in Rio de Janeiro demanding to know the whereabouts of the mortal remains of a slum dweller who disappeared while in police custody in mid-June.

Bricklayer Amarildo de Souza was last seen June 14 when police picked him up for questioning in Rio de Janeiro's Rocinha slum.

Many demonstrators are carrying photos of Souza and posters asking: "Where are Amarildo's mortal remains."

The case sparked outrage in Brazil, with protesters demanding that police be held accountable in Souza's disappearance.

Prosecutors have charged 25 police officers on suspicion of torturing and killing him. Investigators believe the officers later discarded Souza's remains, which have not been found. Police say he left the station alive and on foot.