17 Sep 2020
Marechal Deodoro, Alagoas (Brazil)
Stabbed and shot
The body of an unidentified trans woman was found with gunshot and stab wounds on the morning of Thursday 17th September. between the cities of Marechal Deodoro and Coqueiro Seco.
According to a survey by the Gay Group of Alagoas (GGAL), this year alone, Alagoas has recorded more than ten cases of violent deaths against the LGBTQI + population. Also according to GGAL, the state leads as one of the most dangerous in the country for the community.
Statistics show that in the first months of 2020, there was suicide, in addition to homicide cases.
The most recent recorded homicide case occurred on the morning of Thursday (17), workers found the body of a trans woman with gunshot wounds in her abdomen and a bladed weapon wound in the head region between the cities of Marechal Deodoro and Coqueiro Seco. Forensics collected shell casings and a knife at the murder site.
According to police information, the victim, who has not yet been identified, had the body dragged to the cane fields by the killers, possibly with the aim of hiding her. The woman has a tattoo on her hand with the phrase "Emilly, my life" that could help with her identification.