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Jessica Mattos

Age 20
15 Jun 2018
Venâncio Aires, Rio Grande do Sul (Brazil)
Asphyxiated

Jessica Mattos
Jessica Mattos [photo: www.facebook.com]

Jessica's body was found by her sister with her head trapped in a window of an abandoned house at Rua Três, in Battisti neighborhood. She died by asphyxiation.

According to relatives, she slept in the abandoned house and used the window to get in and out of the property. As such her death was probably accidental, but also a result of the circumstances she found herself in. Grupo Gay da Bahia (who record deaths of LGBTQ+ people in Brazil) list her cause of death as "cultural transphobia".

Her Facebook profile is https://www.facebook.com/jessicamattos.mattos.3.

https://homofobiamata.wordpress.com/2018/06/15/192-j-m-20a/

http://www.gaz.com.br/conteudos/policia/2018/06/13/122268-corpo_e_encontrado_preso_em_janela_em_venancio_aires.html.php

http://independente.com.br/jovem-e-encontrado-morto-no-bairro-battisti-em-venancio/

http://www.folhadomate.com/noticias/policia/rapaz-e-encontrado-morto-no-bairro-battisti-em-venancio

http://www.guiavenancio.com.br/noticias-policia/acidente-e-a-principal-hipotese-para-morte-de-homem-no-bairro-battisti.html

https://www.facebook.com/groups/pgmreal/permalink/2041125829294041/

Report added: 1 Sep 2018. Last updated: 16 Jul 2019

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