TDoR 2017 / 2016 / December / 22 / Paula Raio Laser

Paula Raio Laser

Age 50

22 Dec 2016
Fortaleza, Ceará (Brazil)

TDoR list ref: tgeu/23-Dec-2016/Paula Raio Laser

Paula Raio Laser

Paula was shot dead at the door of her own home in the neighborhood of Couto Fernandes (Regional IV), by two men riding a motorcycle. The killers have not been identified.

A [trans woman] identified as Paula Raio Laser, 50, was shot dead last night (22) in the Couto Fernandes neighborhood (Regional IV) by two men riding a motorcycle.

Paula was executed at the door of her own house, located at Travessa Tibiriçá. After the crime, the killers fled to the Triangle community in that same neighborhood. They have not yet been identified.

According to the Military Police, Paula Raio Laser - whose identity card is named after Paulo Ayrton Gomes da Silva - was a drug user, which may have been one of the motivations of the crime. However, she had no criminal record.

TvT partner organization Rede Trans Brasil & Diário do Nordeste, 23.12.2016

Report added: 1 Sep 2018. Last updated: 13 Jan 2021

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