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Atena Queiroz da Silva

Age 19

12 Jun 2022
Santa Cruz do Capibaribe, Pernambuco (Brazil)
Stoned and stabbed

TDoR list ref: tgeu/tdor2022/12-Jun-2022/Atena Queiroz da Silva

Atena Queiroz da Silva
Atena Queiroz da Silva [photo:]

Atena's body was found on a side road. Her hands were tied and she had been beaten with stones and then stabbed.

The body of [deadname] Queiroz da Silva, 19 years old, was found this Sunday morning (12), on a side road near Sítio Contador, on the banks of the PE-160, in the rural area of the municipality of Santa Cruz. do Capibaribe, Northern Agreste of Pernambuco.

According to information, the victim was transgender and was on a program. She was brutally murdered with her hands tied and had several wounds probably caused by a knife and also stones.

[Atena] lived in Vila do Amor, also in Santa Cruz do Capibaribe, and until the closing of the matter, the executioner(s) had not been arrested.

The Military Police and the GCM - Municipal Civil Guard - of Santa Cruz isolated the crime area until the arrival of the Civil Police, who together with the Criminalistics Institute (IC) carried out the cadaveric survey and sent the body to the IML - Institute of Medicine. Legal – from Caruaru, Central Agreste of the State.

News reports deadnamed Atena. Her social name was confirmed via the tweet at

Report added: 17 Jun 2022. Last updated: 13 Nov 2023

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