TDoR 2021 / 2020 / December / 20 / Wanessa Sampaio

Wanessa Sampaio

Age 22

20 Dec 2020
São Paulo (Brazil)

TDoR list ref: tgeu/22-Dec-2020/Wanessa Sampaio

Wanessa Sampaio
Wanessa Sampaio [photo:]

Wanessa's body was found on the street with stab wounds. A man who spent the night before with her is being sought by police.

A 22-year-old trans woman was found dead on rua Washington Luís, in República in downtown São Paulo, on Sunday morning (20). According to a friend of the victim, the suspect was a man who spent the night with her.

City guards received a report and came to the scene, where they found the victim lying with a knife wound. Samu teams were called, but the woman could not resist her injury and died on the spot.

Another friend said she went out with the suspect in a car, hours before he returned and picked up the victim. Both were doing programs in the region. According to her friend the man had used a large amount of drugs during the night.

Objects found near the body were collected and will undergo expert examinations. The case was registered in the 2nd (Bom Retiro), which continues with the investigations.

Vitor Costa Batista de Medeiros was arrested for her murder on 4th January 2021.

A suspect in the murder of a trans woman in downtown São Paulo (SP) was arrested last Monday (4). Vitor Costa Batista de Medeiros was arrested for the murder of Wanessa Sampaio died after police analyzed images from security cameras. He allegedly stabbed the victim in the chest on December 20 of last year.

The images show Wanessa walking while weak and bleeding. She fell and then, unable to survive her injuries, died. She lay there for about five minutes without anyone taking action. Soon after, a man called the emergency services.

TvT partner organisation: IBTE

Report added: 23 Dec 2020. Last updated: 12 Nov 2021

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