Julya Madsan/Rogério Diego dos SantosAge 28
12 Nov 2021
Juína, Matto Grosso (Brazil)
Julya was the stage persona of drag artist Rogério Diego dos Santos. Their body was found on the night of Friday 12th November but they had probably been killed 3-4 days earlier.
The body of a [person] found in an advanced state of decomposition on Saturday night (13/11), in a marshy area in Juína, belonged to 28-year-old Rogério Diego dos Santos. The victim was a [drag] artist and introduced herself as the drag queen Julya Madsan. She was also a member of the Juina Workers' Party Youth.
At around 11:00 pm on Saturday (11/13), a Civil Police team was called to attend to an occurrence of the location of a corpse on the Barroso line, after Lagoa Azul, in the Juína region. Witnesses spotted the body after the bridge. Investigators saw that the victim appeared to have been dead for approximately three or four days.
At the time it was found, due to the state of decomposition, it was not possible to identify the victim, who appeared to have been killed by blows with a knife. She was identified hours later. Through a note, PT Juina Youth lamented the death of Julya and cited that she was a "young black, LGBT artist, who enchanted the world with her art".
Juína's Workers' Party (PT) youth released the following statement lamenting the murder of Julya, who was "a young artist, black, LGBT, who enchanted the world with her art":
"The State Secretariat for Youth of the PT (JPT-MT) and PT Youth of the Municipality of Juina (JPT-Juina), deeply regrets the death of our companion Julya Madsan. On the morning of November 13, 2021, we received it with great sadness the news of the death of our companion Julya Madsan, a young black artist, LGBT, who enchanted the world with her art. In this moment of immense grief, we expressed our feelings of solidarity with the family and friends of our dear companion.
It is with great sadness that we received the news of the murder of 28-year-old Julya Madsan. A young artist and activist, Julya brought joy to the stages where she performed, and was a warrior in the fight for the rights of the black population and the LGBTQIA+ population. She was also a member of the Youth Workers' Party in Juina. Julya was found dead on Saturday (13). Our solidarity with the family, friends and compañeros in Julya's struggle.
Julya Madsan, present!
State Deputy Lúdio Cabral
Julya's Facebook profile is https://www.facebook.com/julya.shynglerdyhorrara.