The body of 31-year-old Fabiane Niclotti was found Tuesday night.
Police say Miss Brazil 2004 has been found dead inside her apartment in the southern city of Gramado.
Police inspector Gustavo Barcellos tells reporters the body of 31-year-old Fabiane Niclotti was found Tuesday night. He says her brother called police when she failed to answer repeated phone calls.
Barcellos told the G1 news portal on Wednesday that there were no wounds or bruises on her body and no signs of forced entry or violence at her apartment.
Niclotti competed in the 2004 Miss Universe pageant in Quito, Ecuador, but failed to make it to the semifinals.