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Dayana Cervantez

Age 18 (born 4 Oct 2002)

6 Jun 2021
Tonalá, Jalisco (Mexico)
Raped, shot and mutilated

Dayana Cervantez
Dayana Cervantez [photo:]

Dayana's body was found with signs of extreme violence after she went missing on the way back from working at a bar.

Dayana, a transgender woman, was murdered on June 6 in the municipality of Tonalá, Jalisco. For more than a month, the State Prosecutor's Office has not provided [Dayana's relatives] with any information.

The organization Unión Diversa de Jalisco (UDJ) indicated that the authorities have not given any information to Dayana's relatives, violating the human rights of the indirect victims. In addition, the UDJ demands that Dayana's murder be investigated under the feminicide protocol, with a gender and sexual diversity perspective.

Dayana's relatives learned that she had been murdered through the journalists' notes that became known, in some of them, the information was distorted by saying that the victim was a man dressed as a woman, when in fact she was a trans woman who was in the process of transitioning

The UDJ demands that the “state of Jalisco follow the investigation under the protocol of femicide, with a gender and sexual diversity perspective, and provide information and progress of the investigation to the victim's family”.

Dayana's brother identitified her body in Semefo, where he saw that her body had gunshot wounds as well as various signs of violence and hatred. She had been raped, castrated and had multiple wounds on her legs.

Dayana's Facebook profile is

Report added: 19 Jul 2021

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