TDoR 2019 / 2019 / August / 21 / Kate Maikelly de Jesus Barbosa

Kate Maikelly de Jesus Barbosa

Age 14

21 Aug 2019
Teixeira de Freitas, Bahia (Brazil)
Not reported

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Kate Maikelly de Jesus Barbosa
Kate Maikelly de Jesus Barbosa [photo:]

Kate's body was found in undergrowth near a waste disposal unit. The body had a cut to the right hand and bruising to the face but showed no evidence of the cause of death.

An unidentified [trans woman] was found dead on the afternoon of Wednesday, August 21, amid the undergrowth of a wasteland on Rua Governador José Marcelino de Souza, near the CSU (Centro Social Urbano) in the Monte Castelo neighborhood of Teixeira of Freitas.

A team of experts from the Department of Technical Police (DPT) performed body and on-site expertise and found no injuries that may have resulted in the death of the [trans woman]. According to Flávio Sampaio, DPT director, in the body were found two minor injuries that did not cause death.

The area is used by drug users and people who go to the place for clandestine encounters. The [trans woman] was wearing a striped shirt, yellow shorts, red bra and sneakers. Beside the body was a black bag containing no identification documents.

Report added: 1 Sep 2019. Last updated: 13 Jan 2021

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