TDoR 2022 / 2022 / April / 20 / Karla Michelle Chavira Chávez

Karla Michelle Chavira Chávez

Age 30

20 Apr 2022
Pánuco, Veracruz (Mexico)

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Karla Michelle Chavira Chávez
Karla Michelle Chavira Chávez [photo:]

Karla was found on the street with stab wounds.

Family and friends demand justice after the murder of Karla Michelle Chavira Chávez, a stylist and member of the LGBT + community , who was the victim of a registered transfeminicide on April 20 in the municipality of Pánuco.

According to local media, the body of Karla Michelle , who was 30 years old, was found with stab wounds at the corner of Manuel Acuña and Gutiérrez Nájera streets, in the Alto Viñas neighborhood of this municipality.

After the discovery of the body in the early hours of Wednesday the 20th, expert personnel arrived at the point and took clues in the area. Karla Michelle 's body had several wounds made with a knife, and was found in the middle of a pool of blood.

The murder would add to the list of hate crimes and transfeminicides against people from the LGBT + community , to which Karla belonged, since she was a transgender woman. However, local publications reported her murder by her legal name. .

During Karla Michelle 's funeral , family members staged a protest with tarps and posters, demanding justice for her murder and using the hashtag #JusticiaParaChavira to make her case visible.

Karla Michelle worked as a stylist in Pánuco , so friends and clients of the young woman published photos of the makeup artist in life on social networks and wrote messages of mourning , joining the demand for justice for her murder.

"Today they woke me up with the worst news that I never imagined, my adventure partner, my best friend left me," a young woman named Adriana writes on Facebook.

Karla's Facebook page still reads her description: "professional makeup artist and colorist in your city of Pánuco , Veracruz. We are at the forefront and professional style of our city. We are waiting for you."

Karla, you will be remembered as the charismatic, talented makeup artist and stylist who touched the lives of so many women, as the joyful person you always were.

Today we are angry, outraged and we want justice for you.

No more hate crimes, no more impunity, we demand the authority prompt justice for those responsible to receive their punishment.

We invite you today to light a candle in honor of Chavira, lighting her path and wishing her eternal rest.

Report added: 24 Apr 2022. Last updated: 8 Nov 2022

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