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Ana Paula da Costa Ribeiro

Age 53
30 Jan 2019
Tramandaí, Rio Grande do Sul (Brazil)

Ana Paula da Costa Ribeiro
Ana Paula da Costa Ribeiro [photo:]

Ana was found stabbed multiple times in the São José neighborhood on the morning of Wednesday 30th January. Her death occurred just a day after the date that marks trans visibility in Brazil.

Her body was found in an area behind a car wash in Rua Militão de Almeida. Police believe she tried to resist the attack as she had injuries to her arms. In June 2019 Felipe Pedro dos Reis, 28, was arrested on suspicion of being responsible for her death and that of two others.

A man suspected of three killings - theft with death - that occurred between October 2018 and January this year in Tramandaí, on the North Coast, was arrested on Friday (16) by the Civil Police. One of the crimes investigated is the death of transsexual Ana Paula da Costa Ribeiro , stabbed to death on January 30.

The suspect was identified as Felipe Pedro dos Reis, 28, arrested in the act for threats to his partner, under the Maria da Penha Law . In addition to the killings, he is investigated for two attempted robberies followed by death and two assaults on pedestrians with aggression.

Ana Paula da Costa Ribeiro was found dead early in the morning of January 30 on a plot of land in the São José neighborhood. The body had several knife blows and police believe she tried to react as she had injuries to her arms.

Ana Paula, who was a native of Rosario do Sul , had no children and had lived alone in Tramandaí for over two decades. She worked in a bar during the day and frequented Fernandes Bastos Avenue at night, near the scene of the crime.

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Report added: 2 Feb 2019. Last updated: 21 Sep 2019

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