Peruvian prosecutors have opened an investigation into the apparent lynching of a Canadian national thought to have shot dead an indigenous leader in a remote area of the Amazon.
However his journey towards "deeper meaning" took a dark turn when he allegedly shot Indigenous healer Olivia Arevalo Lomas, 81, dead.
Officials had launched a search for Mr Woodroffe after the murder of shaman Olivia Arevalo, an octogenarian plant healer from the Shipibo-Konibo tribe of north-east Peru. She also practiced a traditional form of singing medicine that the Shipibo believe removes negative energies from individuals and a group alike.
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Peruvian authorities describe Woodroffe as her killer.
"We want to see if this person who was buried... is the same as the person who appears in a video on social media (and) was killed", prosecutor Ricardo Jimenez said at the weekend.
The video shows a man groaning in a puddle near a thatched-roof structure as another man puts a rope around his neck and drags him with others looking on. He was then left motionless on the muddy ground.
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Woodroffe's body was found 0.6 miles away from the home of Olivia Arévalo, the spiritual leader of the Shipibo-Conibo tribe and an indigenous rights activist.
"We will not rest until both murders, of the Indigenous woman as well as the Canadian man, are solved", said Jimenez in a phone interview.
Global Affairs Canada has confirmed that a Canadian killed in Peru was linked to the alleged assassination of Arevalo Lomas, and it's providing consular assistance to the Canadian's family. It is true some of the plants I will be learning about do have a perception-altering effect, but these are a few plants out of thousands I will be working with, ' he wrote on the Indiegogo crowd-funding website seeking financial help for his studies. This is more than a "job" to me.
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Her murder followed a number of unsolved murders of indigenous activists who had faced death threats as a result of their efforts to keep illegal loggers and palm oil growers off native lands, the BBC reports.