TDoR 2022 / 2022 / May / 28 / Camila


28 May 2022
Manaus, Amazonas (Brazil)

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Camila's naked body was found floating in a stream with her skull caved in.

Manaus (AM) – This Saturday morning (28), people came across the body of a transsexual woman on the banks of a stream on Avenida Theomário Pinto da Costa, in the Chapada neighborhood, in the Center-South zone of the capital of Amazonas. Possibly, the victim was doing a sexual program in that area of ??the city.

According to information provided by the police, the victim's body was found by a resident who was walking along the road and saw the victim lying in the creek. Immediately, the man thought it was an alligator since the corpse was without clothes.

According to the expertise, the victim's body may have been dragged to the banks of the stream, as it has several abrasions on the trunk, in addition to a deepening in the skull, looking like stones. Blood marks were also found at the scene and may help with investigations.

The Legal Medical Institute (IML) was called to remove the body and the autopsy exam will point out the causes of death, which apparently shows signs of physical aggression.

Agents from the Specialized Homicide and Kidnapping Police Station (DEHS) were also at the scene to collect data that lead to the perpetrator of the crime, who will be investigated by the specialist.

In August 2022 two suspects were arrested in connection with three people, including Camila.

Manaus – Edmar da Silva Barreto, 23, known as “Xicó', Elder de Souza Pires, 19, and Raimilson Farias Mafra, 21, who was also caught with drugs, were arrested this Thursday (25) for involvement in homicides. occurred in the Chapada neighborhood, south-central zone of Manaus.

Police officers from the Specialized Homicide and Kidnapping Police Station (DEHS) served a total of seven temporary arrest warrants during 'Operation Asgard'.

Edmar and Raimison each have three warrants, while Elden has one warrant in his name.

The criminals were arrested on charges of involvement in the deaths of:

  • Anny Victoria Pinheiro Magalhães, which took place on February 27 this year. Anny's body was found on Avenida Cecília Meireles, Ponta Negra neighborhood, west of Manaus.
  • Trans woman known as 'Camila' who was found in a stream on May 28 this year, in the Chapada neighborhood, south-central zone. Camila was found inside a stream.
  • Murder of Elias dos Anjos Rocha, on June 21 of this year, and an attempted murder on the same occasion, on Avenida Constantino Nery.

According to delegate Ricardo Cunha, head of DEHS, the operation was carried out in the Tropical invasion, in the west of Manaus.

Report added: 29 May 2022. Last updated: 13 Nov 2023

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