TDoR 2023 / 2022 / December / 23 / Sheyla


23 Dec 2022
Tehuantepec, Oaxaca (Mexico)

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Sheyla [photo:]

Sheyla's body was found on a dirt road in the vicinity of Tehuantepec on Friday 23rd December.

After the macabre discovery of the lifeless body on a dirt road located on the side of the transisthmian highway, Tehuantepec Juchitán section, right in the place known as Casablanca, it was determined that the corpse corresponds to a trans girl.

As will be recalled, the events took place last Friday morning when peasants passing through the area noticed a handcuffed body which they immediately reported to the corresponding authorities.

After personnel of the State Investigation Agency (AEI) carried out the corresponding procedures, the body was identified as [deadname] AL, a transsexual girl who was known as Sheyla, resided in Santo Domingo Tehuantepec and was originally from the municipality of Salina Cruz.

According to the first reports, the now deceased remained missing for several days, and it was until yesterday that his relatives managed to identify him, who will request the delivery of his body to bury him according to their religious beliefs.

In the case, an investigation file was opened against the person or persons responsible for the crime that caused consternation among the lesbian-gay community of the Isthmus of Tehuantepec.

Report added: 30 Dec 2022. Last updated: 9 Nov 2023

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