TDoR 2021 / 2021 / June / 06 / Dayana Cervantez

Dayana Cervantez

Age 18 (born 4 Oct 2002)

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

TDoR list ref: tgeu/6-Jun-2021/Dayana Cervantez

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.

A suspect was arrested on 18th August 2021.

A suspect in the femicide of Dayana, the trans woman, whose crime occurred in June, has been captured.

Luis Andrés “N” was located in the streets of the Santa Cruz de las Huertas neighborhood, in Tonalá, after agents of the specialized group of Attention to Crimes for Sexual Diversity of the Special Prosecutor for Human Rights mounted an operation after obtaining evidence that the individual was at that location.

The 28-year-old subject had an arrest warrant for the crime of femicide to the detriment of the trans woman who was found lifeless with gunshot wounds on June 6 on the Camino al Panteón and Camino Antiguo a Tonalá, in the Puente Grande neighborhood.

Dayana's Facebook profile is

Report added: 19 Jul 2021. Last updated: 8 Nov 2022

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