TDoR 2016 / 2016 / January / 23 / Bruna Souza

Bruna Souza

Age 23

23 Jan 2016
Rio Verde, Goiás (Brazil)

TDoR list ref: tgeu/23-Jan-2016/Bruna Souza

Bruna Souza
Bruna Souza [photo:]

Bruna was approached by several young men on the evening of Saturday 23rd January. They led her to a darkened area next to a motel in Sector Pauzanes and then stabbed her several times. The perpetrators then fled the scene.

She died in hospital after been found wounded by her colleagues.

A [trans woman], known [as a sex worker] on Pauzanes de Carvalho Avenue in Rio Verde, in the southwest region of Goiás, was brutally murdered by a group of unidentified men. The crime occurred late on Saturday, Jan. 23, near a motel in the neighborhood where the transvestite was often.

According to police reports, young [deadname] de Menezes, known in LGBT as the [trans woman] Bruna Souza, 23, was at her point when she was approached by several individuals who took her to a dark place and stabbed her several times. After the crime, her killers fled without being identified.

Shortly thereafter Bruna Souza was found wounded by other colleagues from the prostitution spot in the Pauzanes de Carvalho sector. The Fire Department was called in and provided relief to the victim who was referred to the Emergency Care Unit (UPA). Bruna could not resist the severity of her injuries and died.

Friends of Bruna Souza are upset and angry with the crime. The [trans woman] Isadora said that her colleague Bruna had no enemies and would not be involved in any kind of problem or illegal activity. In Isadora's opinion, the crime is a retaliation against [trans women] who works in the Pauzanes de Carvalho sector.

TvT partner organisation Rede Trans Brasil & Instituto Conscientizar, 23.01.2016

Report added: 18 Sep 2018. Last updated: 13 Jan 2021

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