Brazilian gang leader, Clauvino da Silva who was recently caught attempting to escape from prison by dressing up as his teenage daughter over the weekend has now been found dead.
The 42 year old criminal was reported to have hanged himself in the maximum-security prison in Rio de Janeiro.
According to the state prison service, Clauvino’s body was found on Tuesday, August 6, at the high-security prison complex.
They added that he appeared to have taken his own life by resulting to hanging.
His death came just days after he was stopped by prison authorities as he attempted to escape from prison dressed as his daughter.
Officials released photos showing Clauvino da Silva, aka Baixinho, or “Shorty”, wearing a silicone mask, a long wig, glasses, jeans and a pink girly T-shirt after being caught out.
Before his demise, he was a member of Brazil’s Red Command drug faction and had been serving a nearly 74-year sentence.