Teresa Ruiz NuñezAge 26
2 Nov 2015
TDoR list ref: tgeu/2-Nov-2015/Teresa Ruiz Nuñez
Teresa was murdered after an argument with a 46 year old client in his house in calle Barros Arana.
The homicide occurred after 5am in a house in the sector, where a 46-year-old man (the only accused) had been drinking and using drugs with Teresa. However, for causes that are under investigation, an argument began which ended with the Chilean sex worker being killed by strangulation.
According to witnesses, the defendant assaulted the young woman and after killing her left her in the street about three houses from where they were staying, and then returned home.
Teresa was a member of the Agrupacion Trans Arcoiris.
The president of the Arcoíris Trans Group of Antofagasta, Makarena Salles, told Soyantofagasta.cl that they would take legal action to demand the greatest punishment for the death of Teresa, who was a member of the group.
"This death can not be left unpunished, crimes like this can not continue to happen in the region and we will demand justice so that transgender partners do not continue to be abused by clients. Enough of transphobia," he said.
According to Makarena, the accused was a frequent client of these girls and added that he repeatedly invited them to his home to consume alcohol and drugs and then became "aggressive".
TvT partner organisation Centro de Apoyo a las Identidades Trans & SoyChile, La Cuarta, 03.11.2015