Valentina Vera López ("Kim")Age 32
27 Jan 2021
Puerto Montt, Los Lagos (Chile)
Valentina's body was found on early on Wednesday 27th January. A homicide investigation was opened, but subsequently it was confirmed that she died from a pulmonary embolism.
A 32-year-old trans girl, identified as Valentina Vera López, was found dead early Wednesday morning in some cabins in Puerto Montt, Los Lagos region.
The information was confirmed by the Homosexual Integration and Liberation Movement (Movilh), which stated: "They found Valentina Vera López, a collaborator and activist of Movilh-Los Lagos, dead in some cabins in Puerto Montt. We are already in Puerto Montt accompanying her mother and family and talking to police and forensics."
These are the Torres Molinos cabins, where personnel from the Legal Medical Service and the Carabineros Criminalistics Laboratory arrived to carry out the first tests that allow clarifying Valentina's death.
The spokesman for Movilh de Los Lagos, José Arcos, said: “We are shocked by the death of our compañera. There is a lot of sadness. We will be with the family at all times to find out the truth behind this event and ensure that anyone responsible is punished, in the event that it proves to bes a crime, as initial investigations suspect”.
He also added that witnesses "last night saw Valentina with a subject, whose identity we hope will be promptly known by the police, in order to know exactly what happened."
"If it is a hate crime, we will legally represent the family, and we will make use of the Gabriela Law, inasmuch as it typifies crimes against trans people as femicide, considering gender identity as a protected category," he explained. .
Today a great fellow fighter for her ideals leave us. My friend I want to thank you for all the love you gave me when you were among us, Dear friend now that you are surrounded by the angels I will ask them to always be by your side so you never feel alone, because I from here will try to make my life as if you were on a journey. I feel very sad.
I know you'll be resting.. I know you also wanted to get ahead a job a home but opportunities are few for us work is zero... but you will continue to care from the sky like a little star more from above and guide us to get to be everything you wanted
Rest in peace valentina vera lopez (Kim)
Valentina's Facebook profile is https://www.facebook.com/kim.marvelot.