A digital influencer, with more than 27 thousand followers and who was well known in Valinhos, in the interior of São Paulo, was stabbed to death in the early hours of today. According to police, the person responsible for the crime was her husband. The case took place in the condominium where the couple lived with their 20-year-old daughter, who would have seen everything. Bruna Quirino, 38, and Rodrigo Quirino, 42, had been together for over 20 years and had just opened a hair shop in partnership.
She was considered a “hair influencer” on social media. Bruna valued the curls and gave her followers tips on how to treat her hair. Owner of a salon in Valinhos, she had her husband as a partner. However, around 11 pm yesterday, neighbors and their daughter, who was in the bedroom, began to hear screams, police said.
“When she got to the room, she saw her mother being stabbed. Then the father tried to go after her, but the girl hid in the room. Bruna then tried to leave the room to escape, but fell on the stairs,” explained the commander of the Municipal Guard of Valinhos, Aparecido Ignácio.
Rodrigo would have run after her. Upon seeing the lifeless woman, he committed suicide with the same knife, which was seized, authorities said.
Daughter is key in the investigation
The young woman, whose name will be preserved, went into a state of shock and had to be taken by the SAMU to the UPA (Emergency Care Unit) in the city, where she underwent observation throughout the night. She was discharged this morning but is still unable to officially testify.
Ignacio said that, while attending to the incident, she was unable to speak much. “I just said that I didn’t understand what happened, that they never fought,” he said. The case was registered in the Police District of the city as homicide, suicide and attempted murder.
Investigation sources told the UOL that only with the girl’s testimony will it be possible to understand how it all happened. The city of Valinhos offered psychological support to the young woman through the social assistance network.
No fights, no arguments
The circumstances of the crime are still unknown, because, according to Oséias Fernandes, the couple’s daughter’s brother-in-law, there was never any fight or argument due to jealousy or any other reason. “I had them as an example of a relationship. I never knew anything, Rodrigo was calm, he supported Bruna very intensely to make the videos on Instagram,” he said.
Hours before her death, Bruna posted stories in which she said she was outraged because she had lost a publication in the app. Fernandes does not believe that Bruna “suffered in silence” if she was experiencing any problems at home.
“She was always actively taking a stand on everything, and she was a person who fought for justice and equality. She was totally against violence, and I’m sure if she had been a victim, she wouldn’t keep quiet,” he adds.
The couple’s wake will be held tomorrow at the Aleias Cemetery. Rodrigo will be buried in the same place. Bruna’s body will be taken to the Valinhos Cemetery.