Damiao Soares dos Santos


Age: 50

Brazilian security guard and nightwatchman at the Innocent Children's People Municipal Education Centre in southeast Brazil who is suspected of carrying out the Janauba massacre that killed nine people and wounded 43 others in a planned arson attack on Oct. 5, 2017 after he entered the nursery classroom and doused gasoline over several children and a teacher with flammable alcohol before setting fire to the building, then set himself alight 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