TDoR list ref: tgeu/tdor2023/10-Jul-2023/Anna Ivankova
Anna was stabbed in her apartment.
The motive behind the murder of a Cuban [trans woman], who was found brutally stabbed in her apartment in an Athens neighbourhood on Monday afternoon, is being investigated by police.
The body of the 46-year-old transgender woman was found in a pool of blood in a ground-floor apartment in the area of Agios Panteleimon on Phylis and Magnisias Street. A sharp object was the murder weapon.
People who knew the 46-year-old speak of a troubled woman who came from Cuba to Greece four years ago for a better life. Ever since the news of her death broke, her friends have posted about her death on social media.
The landlady was the one who came face to face with the horrific sight as she went to collect the rent and saw the 46-year-old woman murdered.
Someone who knew her said this of her:
"Transgender, woman, friend came from Cuba for a better life. I will never forget when I spoke Spanish to you after the show at the end and we were drinking and you hugged me! It was as if you felt you were back in your homeland. You were found dead, butchered in Agios Panteleimonas. I can't hold back my tears even though we only met twice. What an unfair and inhumane end, poor person.
A 35 year-old man was subsequently arrested for Anna's murder.
A 35-year-old man from Bangladesh, who was earlier brought in as a suspect in the murder of the 46-year-old transgender Anna Ivankova on July 10 in her apartment in an Athens neighbourhood, was arrested by the Greek police.
According to Proto Thema, the authorities allegedly have evidence that on the day of the murder, the 35-year-old had visited the apartment building where the victim lived in Phylis and had left it with wounds on various parts of his body. During an investigation carried out at the crime scene fingerprints of the Bangladeshi were found.