It has been revealed that the uncooperative, tiger-mauled Dhaliwal brothers received a phone call from Carlos Sousa Sr. on Christmas Day when Carlos Jr. failed to show up for Christmas dinner. The father asked if they knew where his son was and was he with them? The brothers lied, saying that the aspiring DJ was not with them and they had no idea where he was. Police guess that the phone call was made either while the boys were en route to the zoo or already at the zoo.

So far, the Dhaliwal brothers have been hostile and belligerent towards the police, initially refusing to answer police inquiries or provide their names or the name of their friend.

While the deceased Carlos Sousa Jr. is now being viewed as a hero, his "friends" seem to be falling rather quickly down a shame spiral.

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