TDoR 2023 / 2023 / February / 14 / Ruby Ferrer

Ruby Ferrer

Age 30

14 Feb 2023
Carabayllo, Lima (Peru)

TDoR list ref: tgeu/tdor2023/13-Feb-2023/Ruby Ferrer

Ruby Ferrer
Ruby Ferrer [photo:]

Ruby was kidnapped and shot multiple times by a gang who were extorting money from local sex workers.

In Carabayllo, a new case of assassination has left a balance of a trans woman dead from 31 bullet wounds. Investigations by the Peruvian National Police (PNP) show that the victim, who answers to [deadname] Torres Silvano, was kidnapped and was taken to the mentioned jurisdiction to be murdered.

As if that were not enough, the murderer had no mercy and recorded the exact moment in which a burst of bullets hit the body of a 30-year-old transgender person.

This murder happened at 3 in the morning on avenida Santo Domingo, in the Las Dalias association. According to the Police, the victim identified as [deadname] Torres Silvano was kidnapped from her and then taken to this place in a car with tinted windows.

The gunman was not alone. In the recording he made, he revealed his accomplice just at the moment he opened fire. Neighbors woke up to the sound of gunshots, and leaving their homes they found the horrifying scene. Criminalistics experts arrived hours later, as did a representative of the Second Specialized Prosecutor for Violence against Women and the members of the family group.

Over the weekend, the Police and the Serenazgo of the Lima commune carried out an operation against prostitution in the Zepita jirón; However, the neighbors demand that they find the heads of the extortion networks operating in the area.

Report added: 15 Feb 2023. Last updated: 9 Nov 2023

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