Joha González Leal

Age 26

Maracaibo, Zulia (Venezuela)

Beaten. 2 Feb 2019

Joha was beaten, stripped and robbed on her way to a party by a group of people who wrongly accused her of stealing a mobile phone. She died at the scene.

Camila Díaz Córdova ("Aurora")

Age 29

Soyapango, San Salvador (El Salvador)

Murdered. 3 Feb 2019

Camila was killed in San Salvador after she and her friend Paola had been deported there by the US Trump Administration.

Laly Heredia Escobar ("Sonia Laly")

Age 36

La Matanza, Buenos Aires (Argentina)

Shot. 3 Feb 2019

Laly's body was found by a neighbour lying in the street at dawn on Sunday 3rd February. She had been shot 8 times.

Daniele Azevedo

Age 20

Manaus, Amazonas (Brazil)

Murdered. 4 Feb 2019

Daniele went missing after leaving a hotel in the Compensa neighborhood on Monday 4th February. According to RedeTransBrasil her body was found two days later.

Mellyssa Rodrigues dos Santos

Age 36

Piracicaba, São Paulo (Brazil)

Beaten. 4 Feb 2019

Mellyssa was beaten around the head with a piece of wood by her boyfriend after he became angry that she was still doing sex work to support herself.

Miriam Rivera

Age 38

Hermosillo, Sonora (Mexico)

Hanged. 5 Feb 2019

Miriam died in suspicious circumstances. She was a reality TV star who had appeared in Big Brother Australia and the UK TV show "There’s Something About Miriam".

Fabi Cortes Morales

Age 31

Las Choapas, Veracruz (Mexico)

Shot. 8 Feb 2019

Fabi was shot in the head at the Caballo Blanco bar in the municipality of Las Choapas.


Age 20

Sonsonate (El Salvador)

Stabbed. 8 Feb 2019

Lolita died of her injuries after a group of unidentified assailants attacked her with a machete.

Kaila Alves

Age 22

Nova Ipixuna, Pará (Brazil)

Stabbed. 11 Feb 2019

Kayla's body was found in her home on Rua Jerusalém on Monday 11th February. She had been stabbed.



Nova Iguaçu, Rio de Janeiro (Brazil)

Shot. 11 Feb 2019

Miúda's body was found inside her house in the Valverde neighborhood at dawn on Monday 11th February. She was naked and had 4 gunshot wounds.

Giuliano Imperato

Age 25

Santos, São Paulo (Brazil)

Suicide. 12 Feb 2019

Guiliano took his own life by ingesting cyanide shortly after posting a suicide note to a Facebook Group. The previous year he had majored in law.

Meg Duram


São Paulo (Brazil)

Shot. 14 Feb 2019

Meg was shot in the head in the North Zone of São Paulo by two men on a motorbike. A witness told investigators that she was shot while running away from them.


Age 38

Thoothukudi, Tamil Nadu (India)

Beheaded. 15 Feb 2019

Rajathi was a priest. Her mutilated body was found inside the sanctum of the Mariamman temple she ran. Her severed head was left outside the temple premises.

Samira Morena

Age 25

Sorocaba, São Paulo (Brazil)

Stabbed. 16 Feb 2019

Samira was stabbed twice in the armpit in a bar in northern Sorocaba. She died in hospital.

Minerva Rubio

Age 26

Chihuahua (Mexico)

Shot. 21 Feb 2019

Minerva was killed by an armed group who invaded her house and shot at another person there.

Nathyelly Cruz


Uruaçu, Goiás (Brazil)

Murdered. 21 Feb 2019

Nathyelly's semi-naked body was found on the morning of Thursday 21st February with a wound to the face.

V. Barbosa de Aquino

Age 35

Palmas, Tocantins (Brazil)

Stabbed. 21 Feb 2019

V. was found dead in the bathroom with wounds to the stomach. There were bloodstains in various parts of the house and some possessions were missing.

Vicente Vera Párraga ("La Verito")


Quito (Ecuador)

Stabbed. 22 Feb 2019

La Verito was stabbed 10 times in his apartment. The brutality of the murder suggested that the attack was a hate crime.

Mirlla Vasques Arcanjo

Age 36

Manaus, Amazonas (Brazil)

Beaten. 23 Feb 2019

Mirlla was beaten to dead with a brick on Camapuã Avenue, Cidade Nova at about 4am on Saturday 23rd February. A client is thought to have been responsible.

Faye ("Morena Black")


Florida (USA)

Suicide. 24 Feb 2019

Faye reportedly took her own life sometime during the weekend of 23rd/24th February.

Aghata da Silva Marinho

Age 25

Manaus, Amazonas (Brazil)

25 Feb 2019

Aghata disappeared on Wednesday 20th February. Transgender Europe (TGEU) report that her body was found 5 days later on Monday 25th February.

Ana de Lima

Age 40

Pacatuba, Ceará (Brazil)

Shot. 26 Feb 2019

Ana was shot three times late on Tuesday 26th February near her home in the Alto São João neighbourhood. She died at the scene.

Name Unknown


Guaiúba, Ceará (Brazil)

Shot. 26 Feb 2019

No information is known.


Age 25

Carapicuíba, São Paulo (Brazil)

Stabbed. 26 Feb 2019

Thais and her (cisgender) boyfriend were found stabbed to death in a public toilet in Paturis Park. Both were homeless drug users.

Maxim Brizuela

Age 22

La Matanza Partido, Buenos Aires (Argentina)

Shot. 28 Feb 2019

Maxim was shot. She was one of four trans women who were killed after accusing several high-grade police officers of people trafficking.

Pamela Arenceli

Age 40

La Matanza Partido, Buenos Aires (Argentina)

Shot. 28 Feb 2019

Pamela was shot. She was one of four trans women who were killed after accusing several high-grade police officers of people trafficking.