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Vitória Damas

23 May 2023
Cabo Frio, Rio de Janeiro (Brazil)

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Vitória Damas
Vitória Damas [photo:]

Vitória's body was found with stab wounds inside a vacant retail unit. She had been missing for two days.

A [trans woman] was found dead inside a closed shop for rent on Rua Sul, in the Ville Blanche neighborhood, in Cabo Frio, this Tuesday afternoon (23). The victim, identified as Vitória Damas, had been missing for two days, according to information provided by Rodolpho Campbell, director of Grupo Iguais, which works in defense of LGBTQI+ rights.

Civil Police were called immediately and arrived at the scene to carry out the necessary procedures. Vitória's body was taken to the Instituto Médico Legal (IML), where it will undergo tests to determine the exact causes of death. The corpse was already in a state of decomposition, which indicates that the crime occurred some time ago.

The occurrence was registered at the 126th Police Station (126th DP), which will initiate investigations to clarify the details of what happened. So far, the authorities do not have information about the authorship and motive of the crime, and no one has been arrested in connection with this case.

Report added: 5 Jun 2023. Last updated: 9 Nov 2023

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