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Shirley Scarleth Villarreal ("Sherlyn")

1 Dec 2020
Santa María ExMarquesado, Oaxaca de Juárez (Mexico)

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Shirley Scarleth Villarreal ("Sherlyn")
Shirley Scarleth Villarreal ("Sherlyn") [photo:]

Sherlyn was executed by unidentified assailants who invaded the beauty salon she owned.

A person from the LGBT + community was executed tonight on calle Montes de Oca, in the Santa María Exmarquesado neighborhood.

According to reports, the events occurred at 9:00 p.m. when the victim was injured with a firearm by unknown subjects inside the salon where she worked. Those responsible fled aboard a motorcycle. The area was cordoned off by the police and investigators and experts carry out investigations at the site.

The emergency units that came to the scene identified the person as "Sharlín", whose previous name was [deadname]. She was a [trans woman] who owned the salon where she was executed.

Sherlyn was the second trans woman to be killed in Oaxaca in 2 days. A day beforehand, the body of Geovanna Ángulo Ramos had been found in a ravine in Santiago Suchilquitongo.

OAXACA, Oax., December 3 (EL UNIVERSAL) .- The murder of two trans women in the Central Valleys of Oaxaca caused a commotion in the LGBTTIQ + community in the state, as well as in the rest of the country, for which its members demanded justice for both victims: Geovanna and Sherlyn. According to a call that was announced on Wednesday, a march will be held this Friday that will depart at 11:00 am from the Fuente de las Ocho Regiones towards the zócalo of the Oaxacan capital, with the purpose of demanding justice for them , also asking the digital community to join these actions on social networks with the hashtags: #JusticiaPorGeovanna and #JusticiaPorSherlyn.

The body of Geovanna Angulo Ramos, a 27-year-old trans woman, was located last Monday, November 30, in a ravine in the jurisdiction of the municipality of Santiago Suchilquitongo, in the district of Elta. The young woman was seen for the last time since last November 25, and three days later the State Attorney General's Office notified her disappearance through a search file. The Marea Verde collective demended "Justice for all our murdered sisters!" on its official Facebook page, and alleged that the young woman was murdered by her ex-partner.

One day after Geovanna's body was found on December 1, Sherlyn was attacked with a firearm inside the beauty salon where she worked. Despite efforts to transfer her for medical attention, she lost her life en route.

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Report added: 6 Dec 2020. Last updated: 12 Nov 2021

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