Luz Johana López ("La Gorda")Age 26
31 Mar 2013
Manizales, Caldas (Colombia)
Luz Johana was shot in the head and her body dumped on a road. She also had bruises on other parts of her body.
Friends of López, a 26-year-old sex worker, reported that her friend and leader got into a car with someone she apparently knew. The next thing they knew was that they found her dead on the old road that leads from Manizales to Arauca.
"The first thing they told us was that they had killed someone from the transgender community, but at last they clarified that they had killed Luz Johana" commented some sex workers in the sector, visibly distressed by the event, as la Gorda was considered a leader of this guild in the city.
Luz Johana was the leader of Comunidad de trabajadoras sexuales y de transgeneristas de la Galería, Manizales (the Community of sex workers and Transgenders of the Gallery, Manizales).
Her murder was not recorded in the official TDoR 2013 list.