TDoR 2016 / 2016 / March / 15 / Cris Santos da Silva

Cris Santos da Silva

Age 27

15 Mar 2016
Teixeira de Freitas, Bahia (Brazil)

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Cris Santos da Silva

Cris was shot three times on the night of Tuesday 15th March. A 16 year old subsequently confessed to the crime.

A 27-year-old [trans woman], identified as [deadname] Santos da Silva, was gunned down on Tuesday night, the 15th, in the Tancredo Neves neighborhood, in the municipality of Teixeira de Freitas, in the interior of Bahia. According to the officers of the 87th Independent Company of the Teixeira de Freitas Military Police (CIPM), witnesses said they only heard the shots and when they went out to check on what had happened, they came across the dead [woman].

The investigation revealed that the victim was executed with three shots, two in the back and one in the right arm.

On 19th March a 16 year old was arrested and confessed to the crime.

TvT partner organisation Rede Trans Brasil & Prado Noticias, 16.03.2016

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

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