TDoR 2021 / 2021 / April / 12 / Josefina Cruceño

Josefina Cruceño

Age 28

12 Apr 2021
Ciudad de Mendoza (Argentina)

TDoR list ref: tgeu/12-Apr-2021/Josefina Cruceño

Josefina Cruceño
Josefina Cruceño [photo:]

Josefina's body was found floating in the Cacique Guaymallén on 12th April. She had last been seen on 1st April.

Her body showed no signs of violence and according to an autopsy she drowned. It is not known whether foul play was involved.

The body of Josefina Cruceño (28) - the young trans found lifeless in the waters of the Cacique Guaymallén - shows no signs of violence and forensic studies have determined that she drowned.

As reported by the Public Prosecutor's Office, the first reports from the Forensic Medical Corps indicate that the young trans woman died of drowning after falling into the water.

No signs of a violent death were found on the body leading to thoughts of his transvestite, although he did bumps and marks that he suffered from the dragging of the watercourse.

The trans girl died of suffocation from drowning, according to the coroner. It is expected that within a couple of weeks the anotomopathological analyzes will be completed to confirm or reject the initial reports.

Josefina was missing for 12 days. The last time she was seen alive was on April 1, when her relatives filed a missing person complaint.

On Sunday the 11th, a person who passed by Cacique Guaymallén reported having seen a body. The following day the police and firefighters who worked on the case found Josefina's body at the crossroads between the Zanjón de los Ciruelos and the Cacique Guaymallén canal, behind the Ujemvi neighborhood.

On Saturday, family and friends marched through the center of the city asking that the case be clarified and they no longer believe that it was a suicide, but a transfemicide. This Wednesday, at 6 pm, they have prepared a mass in the Nuestra Señora de la Merced church (Montecaseros and Córdoba de Ciudad).

Josefina's Facebook profile is

Report added: 24 Apr 2021. Last updated: 12 Nov 2021

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