TDoR 2022 / 2022 / June / 02 / Yuridia Pizarro

Yuridia Pizarro

Age 55

2 Jun 2022
Iquique, Tarapacá (Chile)

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Yuridia Pizarro
Yuridia Pizarro [photo:]

Yurida's body was found in a coastal area of the city where she lived and owned a bakery.

On Thursday, the discovery of the lifeless body of 55-year-old Yuridia Pizarro was confirmed. Pizarro was a transgender woman who owns the San Pedro bakery in Caleta Caramucho in Iquique, in the Tarapacá region.

The Prosecutor's Office confirmed that the body was found on the south coast of Iquique. The Homicide Brigade of the PDI was ordered to continue with the investigations.

As detailed by, Carabineros reported that after making a tour of Route A-1 on Thursday, the lifeless body was found in the coastal sector of this city. A man of Colombian nationality was arrested for his alleged part in the events.

Subprefect Cristián Sayago, head of the Homicide Brigade of the PDI, indicated that at the request of the Prosecutor's Office of Iquique they are working on the discovery of the body on Route A-1, at kilometer 368, where the corresponding investigations are being carried out. Janka Pierola Pizarro, a niece of Yuri Pizarro, said that the events occurred last Sunday, May 29, when a neighbor of the sector realized that her aunt was not at home.

On Monday 30 they went to the house and asked a man of Colombian nationality, who for a year worked with his aunt (who had a bakery in Caleta Caramucho).

Janka said that this citizen informed the relatives that his aunt Yuri Pizarro had traveled to Bolivia, but when she searched the house for her belongings they realized that her vehicle - a van used by their aunt to buy flour, ingredients and products for their business - was missing. In addition, she said that when entering the house they found her aunt's belongings in a disorderly state and decided to report the disappearance to the Chanavayita Carabineros.

Yuridia's niece also indicated that her aunt's vehicle was later found abandoned by Carabineros of the Third Police Station in Alto Hospicio.

In May 2023 Jhonatan Cañón Rodríguez and Néstor Cuéllar Rodríguez were convicted of her murder.

Prosecutor achieves conviction of two defendants for the death of a transgender woman in Caramucho

After the trial, the oral criminal court of Iquique resolved to sentence two foreign citizens accused of their participation in the death of a transgender woman that occurred in Caleta Caramucho, on May 29 of last year. One of them was convicted as the perpetrator of a femicide, since he had been a cohabitant of the victim.

According to what has been proven in the trial carried out by the prosecutor (s) María Alejandra Jorquera, the events occurred while the victim Yuri Pizarro Torres was at her home in Caleta Caramucho together with the defendants Jhonatan Cañón Rodríguez, with whom she had a relationship of coexistence, and Néstor Cuéllar Rodríguez - both of Colombian nationality - who after having an argument with her proceeded to hit her in the face and then suffocate her, causing her death.

The defendants then decided to hide her body, proceeding to take it to the minibus which was owned by the victim and going to the Quintero beach sector, where they dug a grave and buried her, covering her with an armchair in poor condition.

“The most relevant aspect of this verdict is that the court expressly recognized that the victim, despite having been born in the wrong body, throughout her life perceived herself and manifested herself through the female gender, which was made clear with the evidence exhibited by the Prosecutor's Office, especially, the testimonies of his friends and family, and that is why one of the defendants was convicted as the perpetrator of the crime of femicide, since the sentimental bond he had with the victim was established, "explained the prosecutor.

Report added: 7 Jun 2022. Last updated: 13 Jul 2023

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