Name UnknownAge 35-40
3 Mar 2021
Ciudad Delgado, San Salvador (El Salvador)
The body of the undentified victim was found on the San Salvador to Soyapango highway. Investigators believe he had been killed elsewhere and his body dumped.
The body of a trans man was found in the morning on the Oro highway. The discovery was made in the ditch of kilometer 17.5 of the road that leads from San Salvador to Soyapango.
The victim wore black pants, a light blue shirt, black top and gray socks. The authorities ruled out robbery as a motive for the murder because he had all his belongings.
The victim showed signs of strangulation and [knife] blows to face and arms. The authorities could not identify the victim because they found no documents.
According to the Prosecutor's Office, the murder was committed elsewhere and the body was dumped in the area.
Editor's Note: The original report (which is quoted above) identifies the victim as a trans man, but other reports at the time refer to them as a woman. Photographs of the body given in that report suggest a male gender identity, but if new information emerges, this page will be updated accordingly.