TDoR 2013 / 2013 / January / 19 / Natalya Parra Valbuena

Natalya Parra Valbuena

Age 30

19 Jan 2013
Maracaibo, Zulia (Venezuela)

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Natalya Parra Valbuena

Natalya was beaten and shot twice. Trans sex workers who worked in the area declared that two brother were extorting money from sex workers. If they do not receive money, they attack the trans people at night.

The night promised to be like any other for [deadname] Parra Valbuena, 30, who left her house dressed as a woman. What she was wearing was not a costume, it was her night life as a [trans woman] on avenida 5 de Julio. At 11:00 a.m. yesterday they found her body lying on a sidewalk on the same road where she worked every night. A patrol from 171 took her to the emergency room of the University Hospital of Maracaibo, where she was admitted dead.

They beat her up, ripped out part of her hair full of extensions. The blows given to Parra were not enough for her murderer, and without sparing her life they attacked her with a weapon twice: once to her chest and to her head.

Luis Monrroy, regional chief of the Scientific Police, commented that the motive for the crime is still unknown, but investigations will continue to clarify the case.

TvT partner organization: Centro de Apoyo a las Identidades Trans 20.01.2013

Report added: 31 Oct 2018. Last updated: 8 Oct 2022

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