Name UnknownAge 25
4 Jan 2023
Ubá, Minas Gerais (Brazil)
The skeleton of the victim was found on 7th February. She had last been seen getting into a vehicle with a man on 4th January.
Two suspects have been arrested.
The Civil Police of Minas Gerais (PCMG) clarified the death of a 25-year-old trans woman, who had been missing since January 4, in the municipality of Ubá, in the Zona da Mata region of Minas Gerais. After investigative work, on Tuesday (7/2), two suspects, aged 28 and 29, were temporarily arrested for the practice of qualified homicide and concealment of a corpse.
During searches carried out to collect materials of interest to the investigation, a human skeleton, supposedly of the victim, was also located, yesterday, in a stream in the neighboring municipality, Tocantins. Genetic materials, including those from family members, are being collected and will be forwarded to Instituto Médico Legal Dr. André Roquette, PCMG unit in Belo Horizonte, to carry out a DNA comparison test.
“In the place where we found the bones, the clothes that the victim was wearing when he was last seen were located. In addition, a slipper, documents and a cell phone that belonged to her were also found,” said Deputy Douglas Motta.
Those investigated were sent to the prison system and remain at the disposal of Justice.
During a press conference held this Wednesday (8/2), Douglas Motta spoke about the investigation of the facts. According to him, as soon as the PCMG became aware of the disappearance, steps were taken to try to locate the victim. “During the investigations, it was found that the trans woman had been murdered”, explained the delegate, informing that surveys by the PCMG showed that a 28-year-old trans woman is suspected of being the mastermind of the homicide and her boyfriend, of 29, the executor of the crime.
Investigations by the Civil Police indicated that the victim was last seen getting inside the man's vehicle, at Praça Getúlio Vargas, in Ubá, heading towards the city of Tocantins. Preliminary investigations indicate that the victim would have been executed with a firearm fired in the frontal region of the head.
The crime would have happened for reasons of revenge, due to a previous disagreement, in November last year, when there was a fight between the victim and the investigated. Investigations continue. “We do not rule out the possibility of a possible participant in this fact”, Douglas pointed out.