TDoR 2019 / 2019 / May / 30 / Leleco Pereira dos Santos

Leleco Pereira dos Santos

Age 27

30 May 2019
Lucena, Paraíba (Brazil)

TDoR list ref: tgeu/30-May-2019/leleco

Leleco Pereira dos Santos
Leleco Pereira dos Santos [photo:]

Leleco was murdered at around half past midnight on Thursday 30th May. Apparently she had been receiving threats.

Reports differ on the circumstances of her murder and whether she was shot or stabbed.

The 27-year-old [trans woman] was stabbed to death in the dawn of Thursday (30), in the municipality of Lucena, on the northern coast of Paraíba.

According to the Military Police, the victim's father informed that [deadname] Pereira dos Santos was not a drug user, but she had already been threatened in the region.

At the scene of the crime, police found the victim's sandal near an abandoned house, inside it, there were cigarette butts and a stuck tin. The investigations point to a possible crack consumption on the spot.

Report added: 30 May 2019. Last updated: 13 Jan 2021

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