Noa MilivojevAge 18
6 Jul 2023
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Noa's body was found in bin bags on 6th July - three weeks after she had gone missing on 17th June.
An 18-year-old transgender woman from Serbia has been found dead after being missing for nearly three weeks.
Noa Milivojev’s body was found on July 6 in the capital, Belgrade. Local reports say that her body was found cut up and placed in several bags and bins. A suspect has been arrested and has reportedly admitted to killing her.
Last night a vigil was held in the city centre to remember Milivojev, but soon after it finished, the memorial was trashed by several men.
One of Milivojev’s friends – who is also trans and spoke to VICE News on condition of anonymity, because they are scared of a backlash from right-wing groups – said the men were “clearly wanting to be transphobic.”
They added: “There has been so much transphobic hate aimed at Noa since she was found dead. She didn’t deserve any of this. The guys ripped up our trans pride flags, tore apart our flowers, and kicked the candles we’d left.”
Milivojev last posted on TikTok on June 17 and her friends had been looking for her since then. They said police did not fully investigate her disappearance until there was a push on social media to find her.
Građani i građanke odaju počast Noi Milivojev paljenjem sveća na Trgu Republike. pic.twitter.com/ADB8IQRxjq— Beograd Prajd (@belgradepride) July 6, 2023
Citizens pay tribute to Noah Milivojev by lighting candles on Republic Square.