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Lola Santos

Age 51

28 Aug 2021
Mogi das Cruzes, São Paulo (Brazil)

TDoR list ref: tgeu/28-Aug-2021/Lola Santos

Lola Santos
Lola Santos [photo:]

Lola's decomposed body was found in her home on Saturday 28th August after neighbours reported a bad smell emanating from her apartment.

Lola Santos, 51, a transsexual woman, was found dead at home on Saturday night (28), in Jardim Universo, in Mogi das Cruzes. According to information from the State Department of Public Security (SSP), "police were called by the victim's neighbors after they smelled a bad smell coming from inside her apartment." The case is being treated as a homicide.

Lola was a hairdresser but was currently unemployed and receiving help from the federal government. The note sent by the SSP to O Diário shows that, "when they entered the [apartment], the MPs found the body in a state of putrefaction. The house was searched", and that "the Homicide and Protection of Persons Department (SHPP) and the expertise were called in and images from security cameras collected for analysis". The case was registered as a homicide on duty in Mogi das Cruzes.

On the internet, many people and groups have been speaking out about the death of Lola, which resembles the case of Nataly Lily, also a transsexual, who was reported missing in December 2020, in an “architected” crime.

On Tuesday 31th August local councillors approved a motion 140/2021, expressing its regret about Lola's murder:

Motion 140/2021, presented by the councilors of Mogi das Cruzes, Inês Paz (PSOL) and Iduigues Martins (PT), was approved at the ordinary session this Tuesday, 31.

The Propositura expressed its deep regrets for the death of Lola Santos, a trans woman found dead with signs of violence last Saturday night, 28.

“Brazil is the country that kills the most LGBT community and people who are not killed violently end up committing suicide. We need to remember that Mogi das Cruzes has a large community that we need to provide public policies so that they can be included and gain dignity”, said Paz.

“This Plenary and Brazilian society are maturing to understand that people have the right to have their gender identity and to be happy as they think they should be. Today, Brazil, unfortunately, is one of the countries that most murder gays, lesbians and transsexuals”, lamented Iduigues.

Lola's Facebook profile is

Report added: 30 Aug 2021. Last updated: 12 Nov 2021

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