Canadian murdered in Brazil: reports

Apparently shot during attempted car-jacking

Brazilian media reports say a Canadian businessman has been killed in an attempted car-jacking in Sao Paulo.

Globo media and other outlets say the man was fatally shot on Saturday on a highway outside the city.

Globo identified the man as Dean Tiessen and reported he is from Leamington, Ont., southeast of Windsor.

They're reporting he had been in Brazil since last month on a business trip for his agricultural company, New Energy Farms.

Foreign Affairs has confirmed a Canadian died in Brazil, but is providing no other details, only saying consular officials are in touch with the family.

Tiessen's second cousin describes Dean Tiessen as a "very nice guy'' with deep ties to the community.

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