TDoR 2023 / 2023 / January / 18 / La Gata

La Gata

Age 68

18 Jan 2023
Medellín, Antioquia (Colombia)

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La Gata
La Gata [photo:]

La Gata was stabbed to death in her home.

The murder of a leader of trans women in the Leuven sector has dismayed the neighbors, who assure that she was a person dedicated to serving the community. The streets of Leuven have been lonely, sad and empty. In a house in the sector lived La Gata, as everyone knew her, a woman who for years was the life of this sector, and who was murdered in her own room with a knife.

La Gata was a mother, a woman who helped hundreds of people, and an investigation process began with the Prosecutor's Office to quickly find the whereabouts of the person responsible in a short time. Those who knew her say that her only desire in life was to help others, for more than 40 years she lived in the same residence, where she rented rooms temporarily.

According to the authorities, this is the first homicide of a trans person that has been registered this year in the country and that sets off the alarms of these people in the city of Medellín. Last year there were nine homicides of which 65% were already investigated by the authorities.

Report added: 25 Jan 2023. Last updated: 9 Nov 2023

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