Valentina de Paz
26 Aug 2023
Ciudad de Guatemala (Guatemala)
TDoR list ref: tgeu/tdor2023/26-Aug-2023/Valentina De Paz
Valentina was shot in a bar by a hitman. She died at the scene after police refused to allow witnesses to help her because she "could contaminate the crime scene."
Valentina de Paz was murdered inside a bar located on 2da. Avenida “A” and 1a. calle in zone 11 of Guatemala City on August 26. The hitman mistook her for another trans girl and shot her, leaving her on the floor. Restaurant managers took her off the street still alive. When the police arrived, according to witnesses, she was asking for help and was drowning. The National Civil Police did not allow them to help her because she "could contaminate the crime scene."
Valentina was the vice-president of El Colectivo de mujeres trans y trabajadoras sexuales de el Trébol.