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Brigitte Escalona Escobar

Age 21

31 Aug 2019
Caracas, Distrito Capital (Venezuela)
Beaten and suffocated

TDoR list ref: tgeu/31-Aug-2019/Brigitte Escalona Escobar

Brigitte Escalona Escobar
Brigitte Escalona Escobar [photo:]

Brigitte was a hairdresser. She was found dying in the street after a robbery after leaving for work.

A 21-year-old hairdresser was killed by suffocation and multiple strokes, according to her relatives' version.

The deceased is [deaname] Escalona Escobar (21), a [trans woman] known as Brigitte. She had been missing since Friday, August 31. Caracas firefighters found her dying on a sidewalk on Leoncio Martínez avenue, specifically behind the Inces of Nueva Granada, Libertador municipality. Her body showed signs of having been suffocated and had sustained multiple blows. The attacker stripped her of her clothes, purse, a chain, cell phone and some sandals she had bought.

She was admitted without vital signs in the Domingo Luciani hospital. Meanwhile, her relatives were looking for her in health centers and police establishments. Last Wednesday they went to Domingo Luciani where they were informed that [deadname]'s body was in the morgue of that hospital.

Report added: 8 Sep 2019. Last updated: 13 Jan 2021

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