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Luara Redfield ("Red")

Age 23

22 Aug 2020
Mairinque, São Paulo (Brazil)

Luara Redfield ("Red")
Luara Redfield ("Red") [photo:]

Luara's body was found after she had been missing for 12 days. Her boyfriend was arrested and subsequently confessed to killing her.

The father of the young transsexual [woman] Luara Redfield, who was found dead after spending 12 days missing in Mairinque (SP), vented about her daughter's boyfriend after the boy was arrested and confessed to the crime.

Luis Henrique Leandro Ferreira, who is a pastor, told G1 that he was indignant to learn of the crime and dismissed the possibility of it having been committed out of jealousy. According to the father, they had been together for about six months.

"It wasn't just a crime leveraged by jealousy. Killing like that and hiding the corpse from me doesn't fit. He fits into psychopathy. He's devoid of feeling, of love, of compassion. Cold and calculating. A guy totally without feeling. Crossing his path is destruction and death. This is the trail he leaves wherever he goes and has to be caught", he explains.

Luara disappeared on August 10 and, on the 22, her body was found in an advanced state of decomposition in Jardim Vitória. Her boyfriend Jhonatan Richard de Lima Moreira, 18, was taken to the police station and confessed to the crime.

Luara was apparently a very good natured person. One of her friends said this about her:

"I never met anyone as sweet and someone as good as she was. Even when she was mistreated for being who she was, for being transgender, she remained firm, polite, and never got into a fight."

Subsequently a memorial was built for her at the location where her body was found.

A memorial was built at the location where the young trans [woman] Luara Redfield was found dead 12 days after disappearing, in Mairinque (SP). At the scene, several photos of the young woman with family and friends were spread. In addition, flowers, a flag in the colors of the LGBTQIA + movement and signs with the words "Trans lives matter" were also placed.

Her father, Luis Henrique Leandro Ferreira, told G1 that he had the idea to honor his daughter.

"In the place where they found her body, the last image I want of her, we are making a garden. A corner where violence abounded, now beauty abounds. The seed that she left, grows and blooms".

Luara's Facebook profile is

Report added: 30 Aug 2020. Last updated: 21 Sep 2020

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