SAO PAULO F1 boss Ecclestone’s mum-inlaw rescued from kidnappers
BRAZILIAN police said they had rescued the kidnapped mother-in-law of British Formula 1 boss Bernie Ecclestone unharmed after more than a month in captivity.
Aparecida Schunck Flosi Palmeira – the 67-year-old mother of Mr Ecclestone’s Brazilian wife Fabiana Flosi – had been missing since she was kidnapped on June 22.
Authorities said in a short statement she had been “liberated” and was “unharmed,” adding that they had arrested two suspects.
Local Globo TV showed the woman hugging waiting relatives as she arrived at a police station under police escort.
A demand for a US$188 million ransom, made to the family via email, had not been paid.
Kidnappers posing as delivery men abducted her from her home in the Jardin Santa Helena area in Sao Paulo.
She is the mother of Mr Ecclestone’s 38-year-old wife, who met the 85-year-old billionaire while working for the Interlagos Grand Prix in 2009.
The house of Aparecida Schunck Flosi Palmeira, mother-in-law of Formula One boss Bernie Ecclestone, in Sao Paulo, Brazil.