Daniele SilvaAge 30
15 Jun 2021
Divino das Laranjeiras, Minas Gerais (Brazil)
Daniele was found dead on Tuesday 15th June. She had travelled via Belo Horizonte to start a new job in the municipality of Pompéu on Wednesday 5th May.
Daniele Silva, 30, a trans woman who lived in Ponta do Seixas, João Pessoa, was found dead after disappearing on May 5, 2021 when she landed in Belo Horizonte (MG). The case was being followed up by the Special Nucleus for Human Rights and Citizenship (Necid) of the Public Defender of the State of Paraíba (DPE-PB), which issued, on Tuesday (15), a note of regret for the death of the woman from Paraíba.
She had travelled to the capital of Minas Gerais after receiving a job offer as a fisherman in the city of Pompéu (MG). Necid asked institutions such as the Federal Police, the Civil Police, the Public Defender of the Union and the Public Defender of the State of Minas Gerais to investigate.
Despite the expert report being inconclusive, the police said that Daniele was found with her pants down, indicating that she may have been a victim of sexual violence and transphobia.
“Much more than sad and revolting statistics, these women were unique, they had talents and dreams. May we be in a hurry to build a country that respects the individualities of its citizens”, says an excerpt from the note from the Defender's Office.
Editor's Note: The municipality where her body was found is over 8 hours drive from where the job offer was, and 6 hours drive from Belo Horizonte.