Yandra Karony Santos
3 Jul 2020
Santo Amaro da Purificação, Bahia (Brazil)
TDoR list ref: tgeu/3-Jul-2020/Yandra Karony Santos
Yandra and her brother were both shot dead in their home while they slept.
A [trans woman] was shot to death in the city of Santo Amaro da Purificação, in the southern part of Bahia. The crime occurred at dawn on Saturday (3). The victim was identified as [deadname] dos Santos Costa, known in the LGBT community as Yandra Karony Santos. The victim's friends and family mourned the young woman's death on social media, but so far there is no information on the motives for the murder or the assailants.
As well as Yandra, her brother Danilo Santos de Jesus was also murdered. A sister of the victims reported in a WhatsApp group that the attackers broke into the house [on Rua da Caeira, in the Trapicho de Baixo neighborhood] at dawn, murdering the [victims] in cold blood while they slept.
The victims' sister reported in a WhatsApp group that the attackers broke into the house at dawn, murdering the [siblings] in cold blood while they slept.
“I suffered a lot of prejudice just for hanging out with you, but I never cared about these people with weak and prejudiced minds, but wherever you are I want you to know that you were one of the best friends I've ever had, and forgive me for never having told you this personally. Santo Amaro da Purificação lost its grace for me, whenever I go there I will have my heart flooded with anguish. Obg for the advice, for the chats of vision, and for having stuck with me when I was in shit ... Take care of your family wherever you are, I know they are broken. I love you my partner and while I breathe I will remember you, and in my heart there will always be a void, because your friendship is irreplaceable, you are eternal in the hearts of everyone who knew you ”, wrote Lucas Divino on his friend's Facebook page.