Monica Santclear ("Katita")Age 42
8 Nov 2012
Curitiba, Paraná (Brazil)
Monica's body was found inside her apartment on Monday 12th November. Her with hands and feet were tied and she had been killed at least 4 days earlier.
Paraiba [trans woman] [deadname] dos Santos, 42, known as 'Monica Santclear' and 'Katita' was found dead on Monday (12), inside her apartment located on rua 13 de Maio in the center of the city of Curitiba, state of Paraná.
According to the Homicide Police of the city of Paraná, the victim had been missing for at least four days. Neighbors noticed a smell emanating from the [trans woman]'s apartment and called the police.
When the police broke down the door of the property they found the victim's body in a state of decomposition with her legs and arms tied. There were signs of torture and a shirt that may have been used to suffocate the victim, local media reported.
Monica, as she was known in Curitiba, made programs and it is hypothesised that a disagreement over money could be the motivation of the crime. The victim was well known in Europe.
Monica's murder was not recorded on the official TDoR 2012 memorial list published by Transgender Europe (TGEU) in November 2012.