TDoR 2020 / 2020 / June / 25 / Anel Valenzuela

Anel Valenzuela

Age 45

25 Jun 2020
Fortín, Veracruz (Mexico)

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Anel Valenzuela
Anel Valenzuela [photo:]

Anel was killed by assailants on a motorcycle who sprayed her salon with gunfire.

The murder of a trans woman in her salon is the thirteenth against a member of the LGBTQ + community in Veracruz only so far in 2020.

The business that Anel Valenzuela built with her efforts became the scene of her violent execution. The 45-year-old trans woman became a new murder victim in Veracruz by being executed in her own salon.

The case was reported on Twitter by activist Jazz Bustamante. The events occurred around 12:30 pm this Thursday in the San José neighborhood of the municipality of Fortín. The attackers were traveling aboard a blue motorcycle and released a flurry of shots at Anel's business. Later they fled down the Boulevard Emiliano Zapata towards the center of the municipality.

Minutes later, a group of paramedics arrived at the scene. However, Anel had already passed away. Her romantic partner identified her body.

#JusticiaParaAnel Fortín, Ver. - A transgender woman was shot to death within an aesthetic in the San José neighborhood of the municipality of Fortín. The victim was identified as Anel Valenzuela Morales, 45 years old

Report added: 5 Jul 2020. Last updated: 13 Jan 2021

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