TDoR 2020 / 2020 / May / 16 / Bárbara Cleiton Silva do Nascimento

Bárbara Cleiton Silva do Nascimento

Age 33

16 May 2020
Fortaleza, Ceará (Brazil)

TDoR list ref: tgeu/16-May-2020/Name Unknown

Bárbara Cleiton Silva do Nascimento

Bárbara was stabbed to death in her home. Neighbours reported hearing her argue with a man beforehand.

A 33-year-old [trans woman] was murdered with a knife in a property on Rua José Abílio, in the Granja Portugal neighborhood, in Fortaleza. The crime took place on Saturday night (16), according to witnesses.

The victim rented a house on the street a few months ago and was known to neighbors. The residents' report states that the [trans woman] argued with a man in the residence before being killed. The suspect fled after killing the victim. As she used to have many people visit the property, the neighbors did not know who could have committed the murder.

Last year, according to a report by the Gay Group of Bahia (GGB), Ceará was the sixth Brazilian state in number of LGBT + deaths. The National Association of Transvestites and Transsexuals (ANTT) points out that among homicides, 11 were trans people.

The day after the murder Mateus Ualefi Lima de Sousa, 20, turned himself in to the 32nd Police District and was indicted for the crime.

Identification: Sobral 24 horas

Report added: 13 Jun 2020. Last updated: 13 Jan 2021

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