TDoR 2020 / 2020 / February / 15 / Name Unknown

Name Unknown

15 Feb 2020
Rome, Lazio (Italy)
Not reported

Name Unknown

The decomposed body of the victim was found under a mattress on the banks of the Tiber in Rome on Saturday 15th February. The cause of her death is not yet known.

Early indications are that she died several weeks earlier.

Around 10 am on Saturday 15 February, a decaying body was found by the traffic police on the banks of the Tiber, in an uninhabited and degraded area in the Villa Spada area of Rome. According to the coroner, who hypothesized that it is the body of a trans woman, the death dates back to about a month ago.

The corpse was hidden by a mattress which, together with the unusual place of discovery, suggests that it is a murder with subsequent concealment. The track of the murder is in fact followed by the men of the police, who wait for the results of the autopsy to have more information on the cause of death.

Less than a month ago, another trans woman had been found dead inside her home in Frosinone: even in that case, police intervention was needed to investigate the dynamics of the death. The numbers of trans people killed every year in the world are alarming; Transrespect versus Transphobia Worldwide (TvT) presents every year, on the occasion of the TDoR, a report with the count of all cases recorded in the last year: in 2019 331 trans people were killed in the world, with Italy at the top in Europe.

The location where the discovery took place is frequented by stragglers, prostitutes, transsexuals and couples looking for intimacy and transgression away from prying eyes. Nor is it possible to exclude the track of murder by a maniac. In April last year the mutilated body of another [LGBT+ person] was found in via Franco Angeli in the Prenestino district, while in June in Trigoria the charred body of a trans [person] was found.

Report added: 17 Feb 2020

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