18 Dec 2019
Villa de Álvarez, Colima (Mexico)
TDoR list ref: tgeu/18-Dec-2019/Name Unknown
The victim's body was found on Wednesday 18th December in the La Joya neighborhood. Her hands and feet had been tied and her body showed signs of torture.
COLIMA, Col. (apro) .- The body of a transgender woman, tied hand and foot and with signs of torture, was located on Wednesday in the La Joya neighborhood, in the municipality of Villa de Álvarez.
According to unofficial information, the victim was a sex worker and had been offering her services for some time around the tolerance zone of this city.
After discovering the lifeless body lying in a sports field located on calle Manzanillo, a neighbor reported the fact to the authorities through the emergency telephone line. Elements of the emergency services came to the scene and confirmed that the deceased person showed blows in different parts of the body. The area remained cordoned off while experts from the State Attorney General's Office (FGE) collected evidence and staff from the Forensic Medical Service (Semefo) lifted the body to transfer it to the morgue, where he would study law.
Marco Antonio Pérez Gaspar, an activist who defends the community of sexual diversity, reported that this is not the only attack against a transgender sex worker recently, since several weeks ago a partner of the victim suffered a physical assault that has prevented her from going back to work.
Ironically, he said, these attacks took place in the context of the International Day of Non-Violence against Persons Exercising Sex Work, which is commemorated every December 17.
Months ago, another transgender woman was murdered and her body found at dawn on August 6 at the intersection of the streets of Amela and Juan Álvarez, in Las Palmas neighborhood, in the municipality of Tecomán. The victim, whose body had a gunshot wound to the face, was approximately 35 years old.