Killer rips out little girl's heart

Raiana Aparecida Candida and Jairo Lopes (YouTube)

In a horrific case, a 10-year-old was found dead in a farm situated around 440 miles north of Rio de Janeiro, with her heart reportedly torn out of her body.

The 10-year-old girl was allegedly walking home from school when she was targeted by the 42-year-old killer, Jairo Lopes, reports UK daily Mirror.

The police officials believe that the girl's organ was most likely removed from her body as part of a black magic ceremony.

The little girl was being brought up by her father and maternal grandmother after her mother passed away about eight months ago.

The killer was arrested after he was found hiding near the farm, five days after the girl's body was found. He initially denied any role in the girl's death but later admitted his guilt.