Marcela Estella VieiraAge 24
12 Dec 2020
Colniza, Mato Grosso (Brazil)
Marcela was shot in the street in the early hours of Saturday 12th December.
Marcela Estella Vieira, 24, was shot and killed in the early hours of Saturday (12), on Rua José Trovão, in the municipality of Colniza (1025 kilometers from Cuiabá). She was a [trans woman] and was found dead with injuries to her chin caused by gunfire.
According to local information, a man who was passing by in his vehicle spotted Marcela's body lying on the floor and called the military police. A team of investigators was called in and appeared at the crime scene to start investigations.
Marcela did not carry any identification documents. Forensics found a cell phone and two portions of cocaine-like substance next to her body. The body was removed from the street, taken for necropsy and then released for funeral procedures.
Military police carried out patrols, but were unable to locate any suspects. The civil police have already started investigations to clarify the facts.