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Duda Marins

Age 27

7 Mar 2022
Patos de Minas, Minas Gerais (Brazil)

Duda Marins
Duda Marins [photo:]

Duda's half naked body was found with head injuries inside a property on the morning of Monday 7th March. She died from hatchet blows and blunt force trauma after an apparent robbery.

A [trans woman] was found dead early on Monday (7/3) in Patos de Minas, in Alto Paranaíba. According to the Military Police, the victim was struck with a "hatchet" to death. Hours after the crime, the PM indicated that it was a robbery and that the suspects had consumed drugs with the victim.

She was 27 years old and presented herself as "Duda Marins". The body was found in a house on rua Paraíba in the Santa Luzia neighborhood.

According to the Military Police, the victim was dead inside the property, half-naked. She had head injuries.

The Civil Police expert found a hatchet dirty with blood between the victim's legs. In addition to being struck, she was also attacked with a helmet.

According to the Military Police, the residence was a place of drug use. A suspect in the crime has been identified and is a resident of the house. At least three people may have participated in the crime.

The victim's cell phone was found at the home of the prime suspect's uncle. Information, passed on to the police indicated that the [trans woman] had about R$3000 in cash. The suspicion is that after using narcotics, drug users killed the victim and took their money and cell phone.

Witnesses indicated that the victim did not live with the suspects. So far no one has been arrested and the Military Police remains committed to the search. The victim's body was taken to the Legal Medical Institute (IML) of Patos de Minas. According to the experts, there were no injuries of sexual violence.

A 37 year-old man was subsequently arrested for her murder.

A 37-year-old man who murdered the [trans woman] Isabela ([deadname] de Araújo Farias) to avoid paying for a R$50 sexual program was arrested this Tuesday (29) by the Homicide Investigation Group (GIH), in the Jardim neighborhood. Santo Antônio, in Aparecida de Goiânia.

According to the Civil Police, the victim had been in Goiás for 15 days carrying out programs in the region of Aparecida motels. On the day of the crime, around 1 am, the perpetrator arranged a program with the victim for the amount of R$ 30 and both went on a motorcycle to a vacant lot.

At the location, in Vila Nossa Senhora de Lourdes, according to the criminal's interrogation, there was an argument. During the struggle, he stabbed the victim three times in the neck region, using the knife that belonged to the [trans woman] herself.,1350764/travesti-e-morta-com-golpes-de-machadinha-em-minas-gerais.shtml,1350764/travesti-e-morta-com-golpes-de-machadinha-em-minas-gerais.shtml

Report added: 8 Mar 2022. Last updated: 21 May 2022

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