TDoR 2021 / 2021 / August / 13 / Mérida Irlanda

Mérida Irlanda

Age 45

13 Aug 2021
La Paz, Baja California Sur (Mexico)

TDoR list ref: tgeu/13-Aug-2021/Merida

Mérida Irlanda
Mérida Irlanda [photo:]

Mérida's body was found in her home on Tuesday 17th August. An autopsy concluded that she had been dead since 13th August.

La Paz, Baja California Sur (BCS ). On the morning of this Tuesday, August 17, the discovery of a lifeless person was reported, which was located inside a house in the Valle del Mezquite neighborhood in the city of La Paz. Unofficial sources pointed out that the victim was a transsexual woman.

Initial reports indicate that the events occurred at around 10:00 am at an address located on Avenida del Mezquite and Viento Primavera in the aforementioned neighborhood.

Personnel from the State Attorney General's Office (PGJE) attended and secured the scene to collect evidence and transfer the body to the Forensic Medical Service (Semefo) where they will carry out an autopsy.

At the moment, the causes of death of the person are [officially] unknown, since they did not have the support of paramedics; unofficial sources say she could have been in that state for 2 to 3 days.

Unofficially it was reported that she had passed away from Covid-19.

Subsequently it was revealed that on 13th August Mérida had gone to the emergency department but had been refused medical care because they arrived on foot. They went home after visiting a pharmacy where she was prescribed medication to regulate her glucose levels.

Mérida had been rejected and beaten by her relatives. She had moved to Le Paz to escape their abuse.

Testimonies from her friends revealed that "Mérida" had fled her home state after being rejected and beaten by her relatives, who never accepted her [gender].

She had traveled to La Paz to seek refuge, to get away from mistreatment and to start a new life . However, she found death in solitude.

After her death was confirmed, there was no one to claim her body. Although she was destined for a common grave, the Public Ministry agreed that her friends could give her a dignified burial.

Report added: 18 Aug 2021. Last updated: 12 Nov 2021

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