TDoR 2023 / 2023 / February / 08 / Lelê


Age 19

8 Feb 2023
Fortaleza, Ceará (Brazil)

TDoR list ref: tgeu/tdor2023/08-Feb-2023/Lelê


Lelê's body was found in the Rio Cocó (Cocó River) on the morning of Wednesday 8th February.

Two homicides were registered in the Tasso Jereissati community, located in the Jardim das Oliveiras neighborhood, this Tuesday, 7th, and this Wednesday, 8th. The victims were, respectively, a 38-year-old man, identified only as Rodrigo; and a trans woman, identified only as Lelê, aged 19.

The first case was registered on Rua Rosa Nunes. The Secretariat for Public Security and Social Defense (SSPDS) reported that a 13-year-old teenager was apprehended on suspicion of involvement in the death. The case continues to be investigated by the 7th Police Station of the Department of Homicide and Personal Protection (7th DHPP) both to identify other suspects and to discover the motivation for the crime.

On the morning of this Wednesday, Lelê's body was found. Video recorded by residents shows people removing the victim, already dead, from inside the Cocó River. The 7th DHPP is also investigating the case to identify suspects and the motive for the murder.

Report added: 10 Feb 2023. Last updated: 1 Mar 2024

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