TDoR 2020 / 2020 / September / 08 / Melanie


Age 32

8 Sep 2020
Huajuapan de León, Oaxaca (Mexico)
Possible suicide


Melanie's body was found by her partner. Her death was thought to have been by suicide, but a homicide investigation has also been opened pending an autopsy.

Presumed suicide of LGBT + woman in Huajuapan The body was found hanging from a rope that was tied to a tubular of the house; the facts are investigated

At 6:46 pm, the Control and Command Center (C2) received the report of the discovery of a lifeless body in an address on calle Indio de Nuyoo in the Chapultepec neighborhood, for which they requested the presence of safety elements and first aid responders.

As soon as elements of the Municipal Police arrived, they verified that it was a young [woman] of around 32 years of age, who was dressed as a woman, and had allegedly committed suicide, taking her own life by hanging herself from a pipe in the house.

The scene was immediately cordoned off and elements of the State Investigations Agency (AEI), of the Regional Vice Prosecutor for Justice in Mixteca, were made aware of it at approximately 7:15 pm. When agents arrived at the scene they made a visual inspection of the area and the body, in addition to lifting it, to transfer it to the El Gólgota municipal cemetery, for the practice of autopsy, pending the result. The Vice Prosecutor's Office began the investigation folder for the crime of homicide, as well as the pertinent investigations.

Report added: 23 Sep 2020. Last updated: 23 Oct 2020

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