Damiao Soares dos Santos


Age: 50

Brazilian security guard and nightwatchman at the Innocent Children's People Municipal Education Centre in southeastern Brazil who is suspected of carrying out the Janauba massacre that killed four children at the scene along with four more children, a teacher and the assailant himself died after being taken to the hospital and also left 40 others injured in a planned arson attack on Oct. 5, 2017 after he entered a classroom and doused gasoline on several children, employees and himself, then ignited the fuel as the blaze took over the premises where dozens of children between the ages of 3 and 7 were taking part in normal school activities in an attack which has horrified the nation, who had been suffering from mental health problems since 2014 after police found gallons of fuel at his home and whose motive remains unclear.

Cause of Death: Burns sustained in a suspected arston attack

Born: May 21, 1967

Died: October 5, 2017

Janauba, Brazil