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Teresa del Castillo

Age 20

29 Apr 2020
Cosoleacaque, Veracruz (Mexico)
Beaten and stabbed

Teresa del Castillo
Teresa del Castillo [photo:]

Teresa's body was found on the Coatzacoalcos - Minatitlán highway on the night of Wednesday 29th April. She had been beaten and stabbed.

Veracruz, Ver. Teresa del Castillo was found dead on the highway that connects the municipalities of Coatzacoalcos and Minatitlán, last Wednesday night, in the southern state of Veracruz.

She was a [20]-year-old [trans woman] who worked in a self-service store in the Buenos Aires municipality, where she left work on Tuesday and was no longer seen alive.

His birth name was Jesús del Castillo Diamante, his body was on kilometer 17 of the town of Cosoleacaque, with clear signs of violence.

Her body had blows and stab wounds, so it is presumed it may be a hate crime, although it is the authorities of the State Attorney who must catalog it.

The previous year she had won the Miss Gay 2019 title. She would have been 21 years old on 20th June.

On July 22 last year she had been chosen as Miss Gay 2019 and on June 20 she would have been 21 years old.

Report added: 23 May 2020. Last updated: 21 Sep 2020

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