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Alejandra Zayas Lara ("Ale")

Age 26

21 Dec 2020
Puebla (Mexico)

TDoR list ref: tgeu/22-Dec-2020/Alejandra Salazar

Alejandra Zayas Lara ("Ale")
Alejandra Zayas Lara ("Ale") [photo:]

Alejandra was a professional makeup artist. Her body was found in a hotel gagged and with stab wounds after she had arranged to meet a man there. He is being sought by police.

Puebla.- A virus for which there seems to be no vaccine in Puebla is that of homophobia, which has later claimed one more victim, Alejandra Zaya, a transsexual woman who was found lifeless and with signs of having been stabbed in a hotel in the middle of Historic Center of Angelopolis.

According to reports, Zayas was a professional makeup artist who worked mainly in Mexico City, although she was originally from Misantla, in Veracruz, but who was in the capital of Puebla to have a meeting with a man she met on a social network.

The Puebla State Prosecutor's Office has begun an investigation into the murder of which the main suspect is a man whose whereabouts are unknown for now, but who was identified by a relative of the victim.

According to accounts, Zayas was found by her cousin in the Hotel Isabel on Calle 5 poniente in a pool of blood as a result of several stab wounds which she had received to the abdomen from a broken glass.

Ale lived in Mexico City, where she worked for MAC Cosmetics. She was originally from Misantla, in the state of Veracruz. Her Facebook profile is

"I have never liked to victimize myself, but suffering homophobia is the worst thing that can happen to someone as a person; but just those details make you stronger. Do not let it" -- Ale Zayas, 17th May 2020.

#JusticiaParaAleZayas (Facebook)

#JusticiaParaAleZayas (Twitter)

Report added: 22 Dec 2020. Last updated: 8 Oct 2022

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