17 Jan 2016
São José, Santa Catarina (Brazil)
TDoR list ref: tgeu/17-Jan-2016/Giovana Atanazio
Giovana was last seen entering a client's car. Her body was found three days later among the rocks on the river's shore.
A body was found by fishermen on the banks of the river Forquilhas, in São José (SC), on Sunday morning. According to an identification made by the Santa Catarina Civil Police, it is Giovana Atanazio, a [trans woman] who had been missing for three days.
According to a friend's statement made this Monday at the 1st San Jose Police Station, Giovana was last seen on Saturday night, at kilometer 207 of the BR-101 highway, when she got into a white Gol-driven vehicle. by a man.
On Sunday, local fishermen found Giovana, half naked, on rocks near a bridge. However, it would not have been thrown from there, as there are no signs of injury to the body, strengthening the most likely drowning hypothesis. According to Manoel Galeno, the commissioner responsible for the case, the next step is to identify the Gol driver and confirm when Giovana was last seen (with the help of security cameras at a nearby market. pointed out by her friend).
TvT partner organisation Rede Trans Brasil & G1, 19.01.2016