American teenager found dead after ayahuasca ceremony in Peru

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Peruvian authorities have confirmed the death of 18-year old Kyle Joseph Nolan, who had > >gone missing at the Shimbre Shamanic Center, in Puerto Maldonado on August 23rd.

Police said 58-year old Jose Manuel Pineda Vargas, also known as ‘Master Mancoluto’, had confessed to burying Nolan, after the teenager died during an Ayahuasca ceremony, RPP reported.

Local news said Nolan had paid $1,200 to attend the Shimbre center, which provides Ayahuasca, and San Pedro ceremonies.

Nolan presumably died after drinking the Ayahuasca brew Pineda Vargas had prepared.

Police colonel Roberto Carlos Palomino said two more Shimbre employees had been detained.

Peruvian authorities have confirmed the death of 18-year old Kyle Joseph Nolan, who had gone missing at the Shimbre Shamanic Center Puerto Maldonado on August 23rd.

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