Laly Heredia Escobar ("Sonia Laly")Age 36
3 Feb 2019
La Matanza, Buenos Aires (Argentina)
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Laly's body was found by a neighbour lying in the street at dawn on Sunday 3rd February. She had been shot 8 times.
Her body was found outside a hotel at the intersection of Avenida Monseñor Bufano and Arribeños, Camino de Cintura. According to police she had been killed between 3am and 7am.
She was 36 years old and had come from Lima (Peru) to Argentina 10 years earlier. She lived in Morón (province of Buenos Aires), in a house she rented with Emanuel Ferraro, a bricklayer. "We have been together for 9 years. She left home on Saturday at midnight, she had told me she was coming back at 5, but she never came. I found out what happened through the networks."
Yesterday, when the photo of Lali began to circulate on Facebook, Ferraro and one of Lali's sisters who lives in Argentina (the rest of the family lives in Lima), went to the police station and in the fourth of Los Pinos they recognized the body .
"From what the police told me, they killed her at about 3 in the morning. She was working, when she was approached by a man asking for (sexual) services, and there she was executed in one, at the door of a hotel on Camino de Cintura. We think she died between 3 and 7 in the morning. Nobody helped her."
Laly was one of four trans women who were killed after accusing several high-grade police officers of people trafficking.
Four trans girls were killed for reporting the police In two months, four sex workers were killed in Camino de Cintura. Two of them had denounced police in a cause for trafficking, while the other two had suffered threats.
Pamela Arancini was 40 years old, Maxim Brizuela 22, Marilin Sosa 32 and Laly Heredia 36. All were sex workers in Camino de Cintura , in La Matanza party, province of Buenos Aires . Three of them were shot while they worked and their bodies were abandoned on the road. A Marilin 's run over a year ago and died on 16 December in the Hospital of Florencio Varela.
All of them were killed along the Way. Two of them were witnesses in a cause of trafficking network where Buenos Aires police chiefs were involved and had already declared. The other two had been threatened with death for not wanting to pay the police.
The case investigated by Cecilia Incardona , in charge of the Federal Prosecutor's Office No. 2 of Lomas de Zamora, involves seven police officers, most of them high-ranking: Commissioner Inspector Nicolás Félix Breglia, Deputy Commissioner Patricio Miguel Kearny Herrera (both of Commando de Patrullas de Avellaneda), the deputy commissioner Javier Alejandro Caffarena (chief of the Llavallol branch), first lieutenant Jorge Abel Virreira and the officers César Pérez (chief of the Llavallol street), Braian Fabián Robledo (of Llavallol) and the officer main Claudia Yamila Ferrando (from Avellaneda). While Commissioner Héctor Coquena of the District Office of Ezeiza, also charged, remains fugitive.
Seven police officers were subsequently jailed, most of them high-ranking: Commissioner Inspector Nicolás Félix Breglia, Deputy Commissioner Patricio Miguel Kearny Herrera (both of the Patrol Command of Avellaneda), Deputy Commissioner Javier Alejandro Caffarena (head of the branch of Llavallol), first lieutenant Jorge Abel Virreira and the officers César Pérez (Llavallol street chief), Braian Fabián Robledo (of Llavallol) and the principal officer Claudia Yamila Ferrando (of Avellaneda). Commissioner Héctor Coquena of the District Headquarters of Ezeiza was also charged and remains a fugitive.