TDoR 2023 / 2023 / February / 18 / Mirela Ferreira da Silva

Mirela Ferreira da Silva

Age 27

18 Feb 2023
Fortaleza, Ceará (Brazil)
Beaten and stabbed

TDoR list ref: tgeu/tdor2023/18-Feb-2023/Mirela

Mirela Ferreira da Silva

Mirela was stabbed and beaten to death in her home.

A 27-year-old [trans woman] was killed with sticks, stones and blows resulting from a sharp object on Saturday night, the 18th, in the Floresta neighborhood, in Fortaleza. It was at least the third case of trans or travesti person murdered this year in the state, according to a survey by O POVO .

In this Saturday's case, the victim was identified only as Mirela. Her house had been invaded by the author of the crime, who then proceeded to carry out the aggressions. According to the Secretariat of Public Security and Social Defense of Ceará (SSPDS), Mirela was rescued by the Mobile Emergency Service (Samu), but she could not resist the injuries and died.

The SSPDS reported that the 8th Precinct of the Department of Homicide and Personal Protection (DHPP) is investigating the case. As of this writing, no suspects have been arrested.

Subsequently Bruno Mateus da Silva Sousa, Carlos Klayver Ferreira Santos and Eugênio da Silva Santos were arrested and charged with Mirela's murder.

Report added: 23 Feb 2023. Last updated: 3 Apr 2024

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