TDoR list ref: tgeu/25-Apr-2019/Catalina Casquete Holguín (Cata)
Cata's body was found on the Puente Alterno Norte bridge to the north east of Guayaquil at dawn on 25th April. Her death is considered suspicious.
The Ecuadorian Federation of LGBT Organizations denounced on Friday, April 26, the alleged murder of a transsexual woman on a road in the province of Guayas, three days after it announced another violent death of a gay man in the city of Cuenca. If confirmed as murder, this would be the third victim of violent death of an LGBTTI person so far in 2019, the Federation said in a statement. The woman was found at dawn on Thursday, April 25, on the Alternative Bridge PAN North bridge in the Durán county, after a call to the Integrated Emergency Service ECU 911. The first inquiries, carried out by the Office of Traffic Investigation, indicate that the death occurred, in the first instance, because of a hit, says the statement of the Federation, which nevertheless considers "suspicious" that someone would travel on that road alone.