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Peru Authorities Say Canadian Killed Respected Ayahuasca Shaman

Sebastian Woodroffe of BC died in what authorities in Peru called a “lynching” in April.
Sebastian Woodroffe (left) via Instagram; Olivia Arévalo Lomas via YouTube 

The Canadian who was lynched in April in a suspected retribution killing in Peru is now believed to have killed 81-year-old shaman Olivia Arévalo Lomas, according to a prosecutor in the country.

This news comes via Ucayali region chief prosecutor Ricardo Jimenez, AP reports.

Evidence that indicates Sebastian Woodroffe, 41, of British Columbia, shot and killed Arévalo is, in part, gunpowder on the man’s clothing and found bullet cartridges.

Said bullet cartridges match those of the gun Woodroffe had reportedly bought in early April, according to the AP report.

Two men in Peru have been ordered arrested in Woodroffe’s death. According to investigators, these suspects have yet to be found.

Woodroffe had been in Peru on and off over the years. According to a crowdfunding page to initially fund his travels to Peru, he wished to study plant medicine and planned to seek knowledge from the Shipibo people—the tribe Arévalo was part of.