TDoR 2018 / 2018 / September / 23 / Ambra Giovine

Ambra Giovine

Age 40

23 Sep 2018
San Giorgio, Bari (Italy)

TDoR list ref: tgeu/23-Sep-2018/N.N.

Ambra Giovine

Ambra's body was found by police in a car on the outskirts of San Giorgio on the morning of Sunday 23rd September. She had been stabbed in the shoulder and had bled to death.

In mid-October Ambra's friends held a mass for her in the parish of San Sabino.

"After Ambra's death there was only silence, apart from the newspaper articles published on the day of the murder, nothing more, nothing has been said of her case, but we hope that the institutions are moving, that come to the truth about who killed her".

Alessia is one of Ambra's friends, the 40-year-old transsexual found dead on September 23 in her car in San Giorgio, killed with a knife at the base of her neck. She is the spokesperson for transgender girls who, together, have decided to organize a commemoration dedicated to their friend who is no longer there. Tonight at 7 pm, in the parish of San Sabino, they will meet for a mass in memory of Ambra.“

A year later her murder was still unsolved.

It was September 23, 2018 when in San Giorgio, in via Alfredo Giovine on the southern waterfront of Bari, the lifeless body of Ambra was found, a dead trans girl stabbed in the night. A murder that, after a year, does not yet have a culprit, does not yet have a motive, does not yet have an explanation. The murder weapon has never been found, just as it is difficult to establish with certainty what Ambra was doing in that dark lane, on a night between Saturday and Sunday. The hypothesis most accredited by the investigators is that Ambra was there [for sex work], but it is still not clear if it was an attempt of robbery gone wrong, or of violent action by a client.

"It was a femicide, and as such we should treat it", the conviction of her friend Alessia Nobile one year after that tragic day. "I knew her well, we were the same age and we started together on the path to sex change," recalls her friend. "Ambra was a good, naive person; who knows, maybe it was her ingenuity that led her to that street where she met death," continues Alessia.

Il Messaggero and, 23.09.2018

Report added: 27 Sep 2018. Last updated: 13 Jan 2021

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