TDoR 2023 / 2023 / May / 12 / Shakira


Age 37

12 May 2023
Tamuín, San Luis Potosí (Mexico)

TDoR list ref: tgeu/tdor2023/12-May-2023/Shakira

Shakira [photo:]

Shakira's body was found lying on the side of the Valles-Tampico highway near the municipality of Tamuín.

The body of a [trans woman] was found lying on the side of the Valles-Tampico highway, near the urban area of ​​the municipality of Tamuín with at least three gunshot wounds on Friday afternoon.

[The people who found the body] reported, through a call to the 911 emergency number at around 4:00 pm, that on one side of the street, at kilometer 25+500 of the Valles-Tamuín section, between the urban area and Ejido La Fortaleza, was the body of a [woman] dressed in women's clothing.

Elements of the Municipal Police and other corporations, as well as paramedics from the Red Cross, immediately went to the place to try to help the person, but upon examining it, the lifeguards realized that she was already lifeless, due to various firearm projectiles. They then cordoned off the area.

After the investigations carried out in the place, the authorities managed to identify the deceased as [deadname], about 37 years old, who was transgender and was known by the nickname "Shakira".

Relatives of the victim arrived at the scene, who met with the authorities and told them that hours before they found out that they had seen [the victim] walking on the side of the road, but they did not know where she was going. The victim of the umpteenth execution had her address in the Luis Donaldo Colosio neighborhood, in the same municipal seat.

Police from the State Attorney General's Office and personnel from the Expert Services were in charge of lifting the body and transferring it to the Forensic Medical Service, for the corresponding legal proceedings.

Report added: 15 May 2023. Last updated: 9 Nov 2023

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