Name UnknownAge 30
9 Jul 2014
Caaporã, Paraíba (Brazil)
The victim's body was found in a sugar cane field. She had been shot in the head.
A transvestite was shot and killed Wednesday night in a rural area of the municipality of Caaporã, on the southern coast of Paraíba. According to MIlitary Police, the victim, found in a cane field next to a distillery, had apparently been 30 years old and the body had several gunshot wounds in the region of the head.
The body was found by a Military Police team after a resident of the rural area of Caaporã called police after hearing several shots of a firearm. "The victim was not known in the area. They said a car was seen shortly before, but it is not possible to say if there is a connection with the murder," said Corporal Morais, of the Independent Military Police Company of Alhandra, who is responsible for the policing of Caaporã.
The body of the [trans woman], who had not been identified as of the morning of Thursday (10), was passed to the experts of the Institute of Scientific Police (IPC) and was referred to the Department of Medicine and Legal Dentistry (Gemol) in João Pessoa for identification. By 6:40 p.m. on Thursday no suspect had been arrested according to the Military Police.
The victim's murder was not recorded on the official TDoR 2014 memorial list released by Transgender Europe (TGEU) in November 2014.