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La Divina/La Johan

Age 38

24 Apr 2023
Maracaibo, Zulia (Venezuela)
Beaten and stabbed

TDoR list ref: tgeu/tdor2023/24-Apr-2023/La Divina / La Johan

La Divina/La Johan
La Divina/La Johan [photo:]

La Davina was beaten to death at the back of a street market. She worked as a merchant and was a member of the Wayú ethnic group.

For reasons that are still unknown, and neither are those responsible, a transgender woman was beaten to death in the Las Pulgas market in Maracaibo.

On the morning of this Monday, April 24, the body of a transgender woman was found on calle 102 of the Las Pulgas wholesale market, located in the Maracaibo municipality of Zulia state.

The victim, who was known by the nickname of "La Divina", was a merchant from the aforementioned market. Informants specified to the Noticia al Día portal that the 38-year-old woman was beaten to death.

The body was found by workers from Las Pulgas, who immediately notified the police authorities of what had happened.

Detectives from the Scientific Police were deployed at the scene, who carried out the corresponding survey of the deceased and took him to the city morgue for the Ley necropsy.

Report added: 26 Apr 2023. Last updated: 9 Nov 2023

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