TDoR 2020 / 2020 / January / 12 / Paulinha Espíndola Lopes

Paulinha Espíndola Lopes

Age 24

12 Jan 2020
Deodápolis, Mato Grosso do Sul (Brazil)

TDoR list ref: tgeu/13-Jan-2020/Paulinha

Paulinha Espíndola Lopes
Paulinha Espíndola Lopes [photo:]

Paulinha was stabbed in the back while eating at a cafeteria. She died at the scene and her aggressor fled before the police arrived.

On the night of this last Sunday (12), around 9:30 pm, the Military Police garrison was called, via telephone to 190, by the owner of the Bom Sabor Snack Bar located in the Lagoa Bonita District, who reported that a person had been stabbed.

According to those who arrived at the scene first, there was already an ambulance from the Municipality in attendance, and the rescuers said that the victim of the stabbing [deadname] Espíndola Lopes, 24, was already dead. The site was isolated and the Civil Police and called. According to reports from people who were in the establishment, the victim was sitting eating pastries when a male entered and started stabbing the victim. She tried to escape behind the counter, but was stabbed in the back and fell to the floor.

The perpetrator fled the scene and was not found by the police. The case will be investigated by the Civil Police. [Deadname] was a [transgender] resident of Lagoa Bonita District and was popularly known as Paulinha.

The perpetrator has been identified and is on the run.

Report added: 13 Jan 2020. Last updated: 13 Jan 2021

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