Keyly Daniela Macías CortésAge 25
16 Mar 2023
Guayaquil, Guayas (Ecuador)
Beaten and throat cut
TDoR list ref: tgeu/tdor2023/16-Mar-2023/Keyly Daniela Macías Cortés
Keyly and two of her friends were beaten by a man. During the attack he cut Keyly's throat, killing her.
PRESS RELEASE: TRANS WOMAN IN GUAYAQUIL, WHO INTENDED TO TRAVEL TO PANAMA CITY, IS BEATEN AND SLIT HER THROAT March 17, 2023
The Quito Trans Psychological Center of the Silueta X Association, members of the National Platform "New Trans Ecuador Network" (which covers rural, community and periphery areas with its collectives), the GLBTI Observatory, and the National Federation of LGBT Organizations, publicly disclose the following:.
Keyly Daniela Macías Cortés, 25 years old and from the city of Guayaquil, was killed after being handcuffed and having her throat cut. According to unofficial information which we have seen, Keyly was with two other friends who received an individual who then beat all three of them, being especially merciless with Keyly, who he finally murdered. In addition, we know unofficially that he was arrested.
Several days ago Keyly had made a public complaint in which the civil registry did not intend to hand over her passport for an emergency trip to Panama City, Panama.
For all of the above, we call on the State Attorney General, Diana Salazar, the Police Commander, Carlos Cabrera, the Undersecretary for Diversities Alexander Guano, the Ecuadorian Ombudsman (e), Cesar Córdoba Valverde, to carry out the necessary coordination to find the culprit or culprits, of this fact that mourns our community.
The Runa Sipiy Report of the Silueta X Association, on transfemicides, unresolved violent deaths or suspected criminality, registers this case as the sixth of 2023, against our LGBT+ populations nationwide. During the year 2022, we close our report, which we have compiled since 2012, with close to 25 LGBT+ murders, transfemicides, unresolved violent deaths or suspected criminality.