TDoR 2021 / 2021 / January / 17 / Dayanna Scarlett

Dayanna Scarlett

Age 20

17 Jan 2021
Tepic, Nayarit (Mexico)

TDoR list ref: tgeu/17-Jan-2021/Dayanna Scarleg Buenos Salinas

Dayanna Scarlett
Dayanna Scarlett [photo:]

Dayanna was found in the street with head trauma and multiple injuries shortly after 5am on Sunday 17th January. She died in hospital.

Shortly beforehand she had uploaded a video to WhatsApp in which she was plainly afraid.

Users on social networks are calling for justice for Dayanne, a young transgender [woman] who was murdered at dawn this Sunday in Tepic.

According to the information, shortly after 5am a person was alerted to an injured person after being run over on avenida Zapopan; Paramedics arrived at the scene, finding the victim with head trauma and multiple injuries, for which she was rushed to the Civil Hospital of Tepic.

Unfortunately, 20-year-old Dayanne Scarlett lost her life while receiving medical care.

It is known that Dayanne uploaded a WhatsApp status at 4:55 in the morning, where she warned that "If they kill me it will be the fault of a friend. The Nayarit Prosecutor's Office is already investigating the facts to find the aggressor(s).

Nayarit today lives with the violent murder of a Trans girl. Without a doubt it will never be justified to snatch another person's life, and the society demands early investigation and answers to the Transfemicide of #Dayanne.

Early this Sunday morning, a sad event ended the life of a young trans [woman] in the city of Tepic was recorded. According to reports, the 21-year-old trans girl identified as Dayanne was located lifeless on Scalle Saturnino Peña in colonia Zapopan, Tepic.

Dayanne was found lifeless, brutally beaten, face disfigured and multiple injuries to her body. When they arrived at the scene there was nothing they could do as she no longer had vital signs.

The risk of being transgender in Mexico, stigmas and discrimination are factors that have led the country to second place worldwide in hate crimes against transgender, only after Brazil. Some beauty queens of the state of Nayarit; Geraldine Ponce Nuestra Belleza Mexico International 2016 and Yuridia Duran Mexican Universal International 2020 in their various means and forms of participation have collaborated in educating their society about this vulnerable population not only in Mexico Transgender women are not vulnerable by birth or by their condition, they are vulnerable by social stigma. [Being trans] is not a mental problem, but a one of social representation.


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Report added: 21 Jan 2021. Last updated: 12 Nov 2021

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