TDoR 2014 / 2014 / January / 10 / Rayka Tomaz

Rayka Tomaz

10 Jan 2014
Fortaleza, Ceará (Brazil)

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Rayka Tomaz
Rayka Tomaz [photo:]

Rayka's body was found in her appartment. She had been stabbed several times.

On the morning of Friday, January 10, the transvestite Rayka Tomaz was found in her apartment near Avenida Monsenhor Tabosa, with several knife wounds to her body.

According to a friend of the victim who was with her last Wednesday, on Thursday 09 she was not working and her phone was off.

This Friday, family members came to Fortaleza, worried about the lack of news about it and in the company of police authorized the property owner to open the door of the apartment finding Rayka's body naked and with several knife piercings.

According to investigators Rayka Tomaz may have been stabbed at night and suffered for several hours before she died. Also according to the friend she must have suffered for long hours without being able to call for help since she had sheets covering her mouth.

Now relatives and friends cry out for justice that it may never come.

TvT project: 29.01.2014

Report added: 31 Oct 2018. Last updated: 13 Jan 2021

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