14 Jan 2020
Maracaibo, Zulia (Venezuela)
The victim's body found in a vacant lot with her hands tied behind her back. Her head was missing.
LA PRENSA de Lara.- The smell led them to a scene of terror. Neighbors in Tierra Negra had for days noticed a rotten smell without knowing what it was - until yesterday when they looked out onto a vacant lot and saw a corpse lying there.
The residents of the sector say that despite the smell they never thought it would be a body, they thought it was a dead animal. At 3:00 pm yesterday, after seeing the body, they decided to call the nearby GNB post. The military approached the site and were the ones who notified the Cicpc.
The body was apparently of a woman. She was face down, and wore a dress since it only covered up to the buttocks. Her hands were tied behind her back. On her feet she had no shoes, no ties or marks.
According to officials, she had no head and so could not be identified. The body was in an advanced state of decomposition, at around 3 days after death. It has been dumped at the site.
TvT partner organisation: Centro de Apoyo a las Identidades Trans