TDoR 2018 / 2018 / May / 25 / Maritza Harrera

Maritza Harrera

Age 35

25 May 2018
Igualala, Guerrero (Mexico)

TDoR list ref: tgeu/25-May-2018/Maritza Harrera

Maritza Harrera
Maritza Harrera [photo:]

Maritza was stabbed in the body and neck in her salon. Witnesses reported that a man had - possibly her ex-partner - had entered the premises and attacked her.

Chilpancingo, Gro. May 25, 2018. – A stylist was attacked and killed with a knife during the night of this Friday inside her business in the center of the city of Iguala.

The deceased, who was approximately 35 to 40 years old, was a [trans woman]; she was known only as “Maritza”. She wore a tigreado-type suit and had several wounds on her body and neck caused by some type of knife.

The events occurred minutes after 8:00 pm inside a salon with the business name "Maritza", located on calle Melchor Ocampo, at the corner with Morelos del Centro of ciudad tamarindera, in the North of the area.

Police reports indicate that a suspect, allegedly a partner of the deceased, entered the business and began to attack the victim, who according to witnesses was screaming for help. She tried to leave the building, but was killed at the entrance.

The scene was attended by elements of various police corporations, as well as paramedics from the Red Cross, who confirmed the death of the victim and the uniformed officers were in charge of cordoning off the crime scene.

Maritza was a stylist and also a DJ who presented on the local TV station Canal 12. Footage of her performing is available at

Centro de Apoyo a las Identidades Trans & Noventa Grados, 26.05.2018

Report added: 1 Sep 2018. Last updated: 18 Apr 2022

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