Rebeca Sampaio/Raiane Santos de MatosAge 24
25 Aug 2021
Caruaru, Pernambuco (Brazil)
Rebeca's body was found in the street on the morning of Wednesday 25th August. Hers was the second killing of a trans woman in the municipality in 4 days.
A homicide took place this Wednesday (25), in Caruaru, in the Agreste region of Pernambuco. An as-yet [formally] unidentified waste picker was shot dead on the 2nd Travessa Antônio Martins, in the Vassoural neighborhood, close to the wet passage of Saldanha da Gama.
The body was located early in the morning without any identification and sent to the Institute of Forensic Medicine (IML). According to witnesses, it is that of a trans woman known as Raiane.
This was the 7th homicide of August in Caruaru. From January until now 73 people have been killed in the municipality.