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Diana Zoe López García

Age 47

11 Nov 2023
Buenos Aires (Argentina)

Diana Zoe López García
Diana Zoe López García [photo:]

Diana was stabbed by her partner. After the killing he turned himself in.

The trans community leader Diana Zoe López García was stabbed to death by her partner in a hotel in the Balvanera neighborhood. The woman had worked at Casa Rosa since the enactment of the Trans Labor Quota Law in 2021. For the crime, there is one detainee and the Justice plans to include in her charge the aggravating circumstance because it is a transfemicide.

López García was 47 years old and originally from the province of Salta, she served as president of the Hotel Gondolín, an establishment located in the Villa Crespo area, which houses the travesti/trans community.

According to information from Télam, on Saturday she was attacked by her partner, a 38-year-old man identified as Norberto Villegas. He was the one who notified the Police of what had happened.

In this way, the members of the Neighborhood Police Station 3B of the City Police went to the hotel on Mexico Street at 2300 in the Buenos Aires neighborhood of Balvanera. Once at the scene, they found the body of López García, with a sharp puncture wound in the groin. Later, personnel from the Emergency Medical Care System (SAME) confirmed her death.

Villegas was detained at the disposal of the National Criminal Correctional Court No. 11. He was charged with the “ qualified homicide ” of the trans community leader, but several aggravating factors are expected to be added as it is a transfemicide.;ya-te-extranoyquot;.html;ya-te-extranoyquot;.html

Report added: 12 Nov 2023. Last updated: 29 Nov 2023

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