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Three more transgender murders in Brazil

3 more murders

Her name was Layana S.César. Her age was not revealed, as well as her job.

She was last seen Wednesday (10). Since that day she missed her job. On Monday (14) colleagues went to her home to look for her. They repeatedly knocked with no answer until finally found her lying on the floor, face down, full of blood and stab wounds.

It is not known for sure if it was a crime of passion or robbery, but several items, such as a TV, a cell phone and some money she kept save, disappeared.

So far police have no suspects.

Source Sua Travesti é esfaqueado e morto no bairro Cidade Operária


On another crime, Brenda Lee, a 46-year-old trans woman was found dead inside her own room on Wednesday (16) by the victim’s mother in Barros Cassal street, Areal neighborhood in Pelotas. According to the Police, the body was on the bed and had head injuries. On the ground was the iron back of a chair.

According to family members, Brenda Lee was in the company of a man the night before. The residence was overturned.The victim’s mother said to police she did not hear any noise during the night. Her car, a green Focus, was not in the garage, which can set the case as a robbery.

Police is questionng people close to the victim for testimonials. She was at a nightclub before going home.

Brenda Lee was a well-known figure in Pelotas, especially by her trajectory on Carnival. She was a candidate for councilor by DEM party in the 2008 elections, and would receive the Psychology degree at the Catholic University of Pelotas (UCPel) next Saturday (19).

This is the 107th homicide recorded this year in this zone.

Source Diario Popular


Brazil murders

The third trans woman murdered is Rayssa Rangell.

On her Facebook profile her mother states: “Folks, this is the mother of Rayssa. I wanted to let you know that she passed away this morning. We have no funeral details or anything. As soon as we know we will announce.

By the comments on this post, i found out that she was murdered. No more details are known so far.


Eduarda Alice Santos
Trans woman, activist, writer and translator from Portugal (that's in Europe)



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