The teacher from Rio Grande do Sul was found dead in a bathtub with ice, on Saturday (25), in the apartment where he lived in Sydney, Australia, early to return to Brazil. According to the brother of the victim, Paulo Henrique Machado, 35, he intended to give a “surprise to his mother”, who believes that his return will happen only in June.
Born in Canoas, in the Metropolitan Region of Porto Alegre, Catiuscia Machado, 43 years old, likes to travel. He shares records of the places he has visited on social media.
According to Paulo, Catiúscia’s entertainment may have motivated the argument that resulted in his brother’s death. The teacher and her boyfriend often fight over money.
“He likes to travel and he doesn’t want to, and he still wants to control his money”, reports the victim’s brother.
The teacher and her boyfriend met more than a year ago, in Vila Velha, Espírito Santo. They are together in Australia in March 2022.
He allegedly assaulted the teacher in the apartment they shared. The woman immediately fell into the bathtub. The Australian police were called by the neighbours. The man was named as a suspect and arrested.
Catiúscia reportedly told her friends that her boyfriend “has been drinking a lot lately.” They have been sleeping in separate rooms for days, according to reports.
The victim’s mother added that an ex of the suspect contacted the family, when the two were in Australia, to report that the man had violent behavior and that the the separation process is messy. According to Eliaide Machado, her son-in-law is being investigated for domestic violence in Brazil.
Catiúscia’s body will undergo an autopsy to determine the cause of death. The report should take several weeks to complete. The family intends to hold the funeral in Brazil.
The Ministry of Foreign Affairs, through the Consulate General of Brazil in Sydney, announced that it “remains available to provide consular assistance to the family of the Brazilian national”.