9 Apr 2022
Fortaleza, Ceará (Brazil)
The body of the victim was found in a parking lot on Saturday 9th April. Her identity is unknown.
The body of a [trans woman] was found in a parking lot on Rua Governador Sampaio, in downtown Fortaleza. Images of the place where the body was found were taken by residents and posted on social media. The victim, who has not yet been identified, was found with signs of strangulation this Saturday, 9, according to the Civil Police.
At the site, there is a graffiti referring to the criminal faction Comando Vermelho (CV).
As of this writing, no suspects have been arrested. The Civil Police reported that the 4th Precinct of the Department of Homicide and Protection of the Person (DHPP) opened an inquiry to investigate the case.
This was, at least, the second murder of a trans person in Fortaleza this year. On February 11, 22-year-old Sofia was found dead on a plot of land in the Bom Jardim neighborhood. The transvestite was missing part of her clothing, and many stones were found near and on top of her. So far, no suspects have been arrested.