Brazil investigator: Gatti was a suicide

A Brazilian investigator says he still thinks boxer Arturo Gatti killed himself in 2009 at a beach resort.

A Brazilian police investigation has determined that the death of boxer Arturo Gatti was a suicide and a court has ordered the release of his wife

A Brazilian police investigation has determined that the death of boxer Arturo Gatti was a suicide and a court has ordered the release of his wife

SAO PAULO, Brazil — A Brazilian investigator says he still thinks boxer Arturo Gatti killed himself in 2009 at a beach resort.

But he also says officials will look again at the case.

Investigator Paulo Alberes told reporters in Pernambuco state where the former Canadian boxing champion was found dead that the police investigation was solid.

He says in the two years since Gatti’s death, he has not seen evidence to persuade him that the boxer was murdered.

Alberes and a prosecutor spoke with reporters Friday after a team of private investigators hired by Gatti’s former manager said they concluded the boxer was killed.

Gatti’s wife Amanda Rodrigues was arrested after his death and police said they suspected she killed him.

But they about three weeks after he died, they ruled that Gatti killed himself.