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Malaj Islas

Age 28

10 Apr 2019
Boca del Río, Veracruz (Mexico)

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Malaj Islas
Malaj Islas [photo:]

Malaj was stabbed. Days beforehand, they had written a social network post saying "I will lose my life".

Boca del Río.- On April 4, around 9:00 p.m., [Malaj] Islas Ramírez wrote a message on his Facebook wall that worried [their] friends. The 28-year-old announced: "I will lose my life." Five days later their body was found next to his bed.

Malaj Islas, as they were known by their friends, was stabbed several times in the chest, neck, legs and arms. Investigating agents entered their home, located in the Playa Linda neighborhood, in the northern area of ​​the port of Veracruz, where they found the body lifeless and covered in blood.

The homicide shocked the Lesbian-Gay community of Puerto Jarocho, their friends and their family, who demand immediate justice.

According to the preliminary report of the Naval Police, [Malaj] had spent the night with a person who could be the main suspect in the murder.

On April 9, in the morning, coworkers came to look for [Malaj] at their house, located in Playa de Sacrificio Street. They suspected that something strange was happening, since [Malaj] was never absent without warning.

When they noticed "strange" things in their home, they called 911 and, then, the uniformed men entered and discovered the body, they gave notice to the experts to begin the inquiries to give those responsible.

A member of the LGBTI community, who requested anonymity for security reasons, said that this crime struck them, because of the message that Malaj uploaded to their social networks before he died.

In the Facebook post, some of his acquaintances joked about [Malaj]'s warning, but others offered them help.

Malaj's Facebook profile is

Report added: 13 Nov 2019. Last updated: 13 Jan 2021

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