17 Apr 2015
Manaus, Amazonas (Brazil)
Beaten and strangled
The victim's body was found on the morning of Friday 17th April. She had been beaten and strangled.
A young unidentified [trans woman] was found dead with signs of beating and strangulation on the morning of Friday (17), in an area between Rua das Joias with Rua Filodendro, Jorge Teixeira neighborhood, East Zone of Manaus.
According to local people, the victim is not known in the area. She had painted nails and was wearing a bra.
The body was in front of a house and was first seen by a boy in the morning when leaving his home. "I didn't hear any noise, but in the morning, when my son was leaving for work, he saw the body in front to our house, so we called the police," said the local resident, who declined to identify himself.
The victim's death was not recorded on the official TDoR 2015 list released by Transgender Europe (TGEU) in November 2015. The report of her murder was found as a result of a blogpost by La Asociación de Transexuales de Andalucía.