TDoR 2019 / 2019 / September / 15 / Bruna Torres

Bruna Torres

Age 25

15 Sep 2019
São Carlos, São Paulo (Brazil)

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Bruna Torres
Bruna Torres [photo:]

Bruna's body was found gagged and with hands and feet tied in scrubland alongside the SP-215 highway in the Cidade Aracy neighborhood of São Carlos.

The [trans woman] who was found dead in São Carlos this weekend was recognized by the pseudonym Bruna Torres. Friends also called the [trans woman] by the name of baptism, [deadname]. In social networks, Bruna was reported living in São Vicente (SP), but was originally from Manaus (AM). The São Carlos Civil Police continues to investigate the crime.

Her body was found with hands and feet tied on the banks of the Professor Luis Augusto de Oliveira Highway (SP-215), near the entrance to the Cidade Aracy neighborhood in São Carlos. The case was registered on Sunday (15).

The victim had a broken neck and showed signs of violence on the face, bruising of the eyes and bleeding from the mouth and nose. According to the delegate of the General Investigations Police (DIG), Gilberto de Aquino, any connection of the crime with others registered in São Carlos where the victims had their hands and feet tied was discarded.

Arrest warrants were subsequently issued for two people.

The Civil Police of São Carlos (SP) identified two people from Araraquara suspected of involvement in the murder of transvestite Bruna Torres, 26, last September 15.

The court ruled on Friday (30) the temporary arrest of 30 days of Caio Augusto Rodrigues Oliezer, 25, and [deadname] Chiareli, who is also a [trans woman] and known as Tamires or Tamy, 30.

Both were not found on Monday (23) and are considered fugitives. According to the Civil Police, the suspicion of involvement of Tamires and Oliezer came after statements and the identification of objects of the two found near the body of the victim.

Tamires owned a pension that housed sex workers in the Vila Furlan neighborhood of Araraquara. Oliezer had a relationship with Tamires, police said. According to witnesses, Bruna was staying at the place and had a debt of $ 800 with the owner. Her and the suspects' last contact with the witnesses was on September 14, around 9 pm.

On 4th April 2023 Dionathas Batista Olivera was sentenced to 25 years and six months in prison and Tamires to 22 years and six months.

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Report added: 16 Sep 2019. Last updated: 31 Oct 2023

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