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Duda dos Santos

Age 19

2 Feb 2021
Itajaí, Santa Catarina (Brazil)

Duda dos Santos
Duda dos Santos [photo:]

Duda was shot 5 times in the street shortly after a discussion with a client who reportedly did not want to pay what she was charging.

A 19-year-old transsexual girl was shot dead in Itajaí, Vale, on Tuesday (2). According to the Military Police, a man shot her five times and fled. As of early this evening no suspects had been arrested.

Witnesses informed the PM that the woman had argued with a man who was her client, who was suspicious about the value of a program. He left and then another man appeared and shot the victim.

The crime occurred at dawn in Cordeiros neighborhood. A team of firefighters was at the scene and found the girl's death.

The identity of the woman was not released by the Military Police, which gave no further details on the identification or location of possible suspects.

Although Duda was not named in any news reports, one embedded a video appears to name her as "Zanotta" - but also cautioned that her social name was not known. Subsequently Facebook posts confirmed her name as Duda dos Santos.

Today, Friday, 02/05/2021, the "Act: Nenhuma Vida Trans a Menos!" Took place in Itajaí.

Duda dos Santos, a 19-year-old trans woman, still a girl, was murdered with 5 shots by a hetero-cis-normative man. We need to fight. We need to report !! It is our duty!

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Report added: 4 Feb 2021. Last updated: 28 Feb 2021

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