TDoR 2020 / 2019 / October / 19 / Lina Marcela Jiménez Granados

Lina Marcela Jiménez Granados

Age 26

19 Oct 2019
Bucaramanga, Santander (Colombia)

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Lina Marcela Jiménez Granados
Lina Marcela Jiménez Granados [photo:]

Lina was stabbed by a man on a motorcycle who called her over to him in the early hours of 19th October.

WITH great sadness, the friends and relatives of Lina Marcela Jiménez Granados, a 26-year-old transgender woman, hoped in the midst of her pain that last night they could remove her body from the morgue of Legal Medicine, Bucaramanga sectional, to say goodbye last

The trans woman, who made a living as a sex worker, was the victim of a knife attack at approximately 3:15 a.m. yesterday, at the intersection of carrera 20 and calle 33 in the center of the capital of Santander.

According to 'Mother Chinchilla', a leader of transsexual sex workers, Lina Marcela was offering her services when she was approached by a man who was riding on a motorcycle.

“What they told me was that a man on a motorcycle arrived, called her and stabbed her in the chest. They called me and told me that she was injured, to [go to the] hospital, but after a while they called again and told me that she had already died, ”said the spokeswoman.

Lina was the second trans woman killed in the city centre in 6 months. On 21st April Jéssica Gómez Rúa ("Pajarita") was also stabbed.

Report added: 22 Oct 2019. Last updated: 13 Jan 2021

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