TDoR 2015 / 2015 / July / 12 / L. R. de Oliveira Dorta

L. R. de Oliveira Dorta

12 Jul 2015
Paulo de Faria, São Paulo (Brazil)

TDoR list ref: Dorta

L. R. de Oliveira Dorta
L. R. de Oliveira Dorta [photo:]

L. was beheaded. Two criminals were shot dead at the scene.

Police investigations into the brutal murder of a [trans woman] resulted in two more deaths and shocked the city of Paulo de Faria, which has just over 8,000 inhabitants.

[deadname] de Oliveira Dorta's body was found with a severed head. After the site was secured the police received reports of suspected criminals going to the scene. When they arrived, the police found suspect João Carlos Gonçalves Pereira, 19, with a 22-caliber revolver in his hand. The boy fired at the police, but the gun failed and he was shot in the chest and pelvis. The second suspect, 21-year-old Fagner Soares Silva, was also shot dead when he tried to attack a policeman leaning over João Carlos's body.

The bodies of the two suspects who died at the scene were sent for burial in the city of Indinópolis-MG. The body of [deadname] Dorta was buried in the cemetery of Paulo de Faria on Monday afternoon (13). A Military Police Inquiry was initiated to investigate the deaths.

L.'s murder was not recorded in the TDoR 2015 list released by Transgender Europe (TGEU) in November 2015, but was reported by

Report added: 26 Jul 2019. Last updated: 13 Jan 2021

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