We reported this tragic death a few months back. Here is the coverage, though limited, given to the death by the Brazilian news.
A 24 year-old American from New York City was found dead in a Copacabana Beach apartment during the New Years holiday season. The American was a small business owner and graduate of City University of New York.
You can read our original post here:https://braziltravelcenter.wordpress.com/2010/12/30/update-american-dead-in-rio-de-janeiro-brazil-apartment/