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Chay Sophya

Age 19

14 Oct 2023
Manaus, Amazonas (Brazil)

Chay Sophya

Chay Sophya was kidnapped by armed assailants who also shot her cousin Adriele dead. Her body was later found dumped in the street.

Manaus (AM) – A trans woman who had been kidnapped in the early hours of Saturday (14) was found dead after her cousin was also killed, by men who arrived in a car shooting at the women and the boyfriend of one of them, in the Cidade neighborhood de Deus, in the north of Manaus.

The trans woman was identified as [deadname] da Silva Pessoa, aged 19. She was killed and thrown on Avenida Margarita, in the same neighborhood. Several bullet cartridges were found at the place where [deadname] was abandoned dead.

According to information from police authorities, [deadname] and her cousin, identified only as Adriele, were drinking in a bar in the company of the boyfriend of one of the victims, who was hit by the gunshots and was taken to a hospital close to the scene of the crime.

Report added: 17 Oct 2023. Last updated: 29 Oct 2023

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