TDoR 2020 / 2020 / February / 14 / Monike Chagas

Monike Chagas

Age 25

14 Feb 2020
Missão Velha, Ceará (Brazil)

TDoR list ref: tgeu/14-Feb-2020/Monique Matias Chagas

Monike Chagas
Monike Chagas [photo:]

Monike's body was found in water chained to a depth measuring stick on the morning of 14th February. She had been tortured.

The body of a [trans woman] was found tied up with chains this Friday morning (14) at a waterfall in Missão Velha, a town in the interior of Ceará. Monike Matias Chagas, 25, the name by which she was known, was partially submerged and attached by a rope to the waterfall level meter, according to the police.

Old Mission delegate Ronaldo Leite says Monike's body was attached to chains with a waist-high padlock. In addition, a container of oil was found close to the scene.

Report added: 15 Feb 2020. Last updated: 13 Jan 2021

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