Brazil two trans murders, one death one wounded

Nathallya Figueiredo

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A transwoman was stabbed to death in the early hours of Sunday, January 17th, and another was seriously injured in two separate but possibly related crimes in the centre of Capão da Canoa, Brazil.

In the first case, Nathallya Figueiredo (photo), a 25 years old trans woman recently arrived from France, was found inside her own car with several stab wounds. The victim was immediately transported by police but died before arriving at the hospital. There are no suspects in that crime.

In the second case, a man was arrested after stabbing a transwoman on Avenida Atlântica, near the old Bar Onda. The victim was stabbed in the chest and arm. She was taken to the Santa Luzia Hospital where she remains in serious condition.

Police are investigating if these two cases are linked.

Source: Gaúcha Travesti é morta e outra é ferida a facadas em Capão da Canoa

Brazil two trans murders

Marcia Cabrita

Another trans woman (reported as a gay man in local media) was found dead on Sunday (17), in the house where she lived in Cidade Nova I, district of Senhor do Bonfim. The body of Márcia Cabrita, 38, was found lifeless by her companion, who upon arriving at their residence came across her lying lifeless on the bed.

Marcia Cabrita was the founder of a local samba school in 2001, becoming a well-known person throughout the region. Cabrita was also known as Bonfim Beleza (Bonfim Beauty), had been lately organising parties in the Minha Casa Minha Vida projects.

The police were at the scene waiting for the Technical police to remove the body. According to neighbours and her partner, Cabrita had recently been treated for health issues. It is believed she died of natural causes, possibly a heart attack.


Finally, the body of a trans woman (transvestite) was found floating in the river Forquilhas at the end of Sunday morning (17), in São José. The body was under the Francisco Inácio Nascimento street bridge, which spans the river Forquilhas.

Police said the (wo)man was wearing women’s clothing and make-up, but did not carry any documents or presented apparent signs of violence. The body was later removed by Police experts and moved to the city of Palhoça.

Corpo de travesti é encontrado no Rio Forquilhas, em São José,

Trigger Warning: Brazilian media, as usual, identify trans women as “transvestites” or “gay men” .

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

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