TDoR 2015 / 2015 / January / 21 / Katya De La Riva

Katya De La Riva

Age 40

21 Jan 2015
Irvine, California (USA)
Cosmetic fillter poisoning

Katya De La Riva
Katya De La Riva [photo:]

Katya died from respiratory complications three weeks after a cosmetic filler injection.

A [woman] has been arrested in connection with the death of a transgender woman in Orange County following a botched off-the-books silicone injection, police said the same day friends and family> gathered to remember the victim.

Investigators also believe other "patients" may have received similar illegal treatments, police said Friday, and are asking them to come forward.

Santa Ana police investigators said 40-year-old Katya De La Riva died three weeks after checking herself into an Irvine hospital Jan. 1 because she was having difficulty breathing. Her death is believed to have been triggered by an embolism caused by a silicone injection.

[deadname] De La Luiz Ramos, 44, has been charged with voluntary manslaughter for allegedly administering the injection.

In May 2014, Ramos, who may also be a transgender woman, spoke to the press and identified [themself] as Valeria De La Ruiz while at a rally urging officials to have jail cells set aside specifically for gay, lesbians and transgender prisoners.

Katya's death was not recorded on the official TDoR 2016 list released by Transgender Europe (TGEU).

Report added: 24 Mar 2019. Last updated: 4 Apr 2019

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