TDoR 2023 / 2023 / March / 11 / Caju


Age 36

11 Mar 2023
Camocim, Ceará (Brazil)

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Caju [photo:]

Caju was stabbed following an argument. The man who stabbed her was arrested.

A 36-year-old trans woman, identified only by her nickname Caju, was stabbed to death last Sunday, the 12th, in the Praia neighborhood, in Camocim (West Coast of the State). The crime suspect, Josiel Pereira dos Santos, 31, was arrested red-handed. A day later, on Monday, Renna Rodrigues, 37, another trans woman, was also murdered.

According to the Secretariat for Public Security and Social Defense (SSPDS), the crime occurred after an argument between the victim and the killer – the details were not reported. Josiel was arrested “shortly” later by the Military Police, SSPDS reported. A knife was seized from him.

Submitted to a custody hearing on Sunday, Josiel had his arrest in flagrante delicto converted to preventive arrest. The Camocim Regional Police Station is continuing its investigation into the case.

According to a survey by O POVO, at least four transgender people were murdered in the state this year. In addition, this Monday, the 13th, the body of a woman was found floating in Praia de Iracema. Renna Rodrigues, 37 years old, was found with injuries caused by a knife. The Homicide and Personal Protection Department (DHPP) is investigating the circumstances of the case.

On February 18, a 27-year-old trans woman, identified only as Mirela, was killed with sticks and stones at her home located in the Floresta neighborhood. On February 11, Luara de Souza Machado, 27, was stabbed to death in the Siqueira neighborhood . This Tuesday, the 14th, a suspect in the crime, Gilvan Almeida Barbosa, aged 27, was temporarily arrested .

And, on February 8, another trans woman, identified only by her nickname Lelê, aged 19, was found dead in the Cocó River, near the Jardim das Oliveiras neighborhood .

Report added: 19 Mar 2023. Last updated: 9 Nov 2023

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