TDoR 2020 / 2019 / December / 10 / Marcelle Brandina

Marcelle Brandina

Age 23

10 Dec 2019
Vera Cruz, São Paulo (Brazil)

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Marcelle Brandina
Marcelle Brandina [photo:]

Marcelle's body was found near the Rachid Rayes Highway in Marilia. Leonardo Caffer Junior, 44, confessed to killing her in a hotel in Vera Cruz.

The Marilia Civil Police (SP) arrested on Tuesday afternoon (10) a 44-year-old man suspected of killing a young transsexual. Marcelle Brandina's body, as it was known, was found at kilometer 348 of the Rachid Rayes Highway by a mangoer in the area.

According to the deputy responsible for the case, Valdir Tramontini, the victim was a [sex worker] and the suspect was her client.

The two met at a hotel in Vera Cruz on Monday afternoon (9) and a man, who confessed to the crime during a statement at the police station, said he killed Marcelle by asphyxiation with a killing blow after she tries to extort him.

Military Police and technical expertise had reported, after the body was found, that there was a possible back injury, but it was not confirmed by the necroscopic examination, which pointed to the cause of death by asphyxiation.

The delegate also reported that the man has no record with the police. He was found in a rural area in the Marilia region and was attempting suicide, but was prevented by the police.

The victim was killed in the hotel and then the suspect took the body to the farm property by the highway.

The man also returned to the hotel to take Marcelle's car, which was located near Samu in Marilia. He was given a temporary prison and was sent to the São Pedro do Turvo public jail.

The young woman's family came to the police station to report her disappearance, but when she arrived at the police station in Tupã, where they live, she was informed of her death.

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Report added: 14 Dec 2019. Last updated: 31 Oct 2023

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