Remembering Our Dead: July 2017

Every year on or around 20th November people worldwide gather for the Transgender day of Remembrance to to remember the trans people we have lost to murder and violence in the past year, as reported by the Trans Murder Monitoring Project and published by Transgender Europe (TGEU).

The following are details of trans people known to have been killed worldwide during July 2017 (see TDoR 2017: Say their names. Learn their stories. Remember them for an index covering the whole year).

[TRIGGER WARNING: VIOLENCE. MURDER]

<< June 2017


Cindy Crawford Revlon
Buenos Aires (Argentina)
Decapitated

Cindy was decapitated. The exact date of her death is unknown, but her body was found several days later.

TvT partner organisation Centro de Apoyo a las Identidades Trans & Canal 44, 1.07.2017


Ebony Morgan
Age 28
2 Jul 2017
Lynchburg, Virginia (USA)
Shot

Ebony Morgan

Ebony was shot multiple times at home. She was taken to hospital where she was pronounced dead.

Though they are aware she was a transgender woman, authorities referred to Morgan by her dead name because she had not legally changed her name, according to the News & Advance. Police say prosecutors also are aware of Morgan’s gender identity and are investigating the homicide as a possible hate crime.

http://www.pinknews.co.uk/2017/07/03/trans-woman-shot-to-death-in-virginia-is-the-15th-killed-in-the-us-this-year/

http://www.newnownext.com/ebony-morgan-lynchburg-virgnia-transgender-murder/07/2017/

http://www.newnownext.com/ebony-morgan-lynchburg-virgnia-transgender-murder/07/2017/


Larissa
2 Jul 2017
Fortaleza (Brazil)
Shot

Larissa

Larissa was shot multiple times on João D’arc road in the Vicent Pizon neighbourhood of Fortaleza.

https://goqueer.blogspot.com/2017/07/brazil-transgedender-woman-murdered-in.html

https://homofobiamata.wordpress.com/2017/07/02/larissa-tiros-ce-fortaleza/ [DEAD LINK]

https://www.facebook.com/guerreirofta/posts/249832682169887 [DEAD LINK]




Vicky Spears
3 Jul 2017
Diadema (Brazil)
Shot

Vicky Spears

Vicky was shot multiple times.

Her Facebook profile is https://www.facebook.com/vicky.spears.3

https://goqueer.blogspot.com/2017/07/trasngender-woman-murdered-with-7.html

https://homofobiamata.wordpress.com/2017/07/03/23533/ [DEAD LINK]


M. Ángel Vega Martínez
Age 36
4 Jul 2017
Estado de Mexico (Mexico)
Shot

M. was on her way back home after exercising when she was approached by a man who argued with her. She tried to run to safety but he shot her several times. 8 shell casings were found next to her body.

http://www.elgrafico.mx/la-roja/05-07-2017/plomean-hombre-mientras-hacia-ejercicio-en-chalco

http://www.milenio.com/policia/chalco-muerto-baleado-policia-alerta-inseguridad-asesinato-milenio-noticias-edomex_0_986901482.html


Yadira Lopez Marroquin
Age 50
6 Jul 2017
Puebla (Mexico)
Beaten

Yadira was the manager of the La Clínica bar located on the Tehuacán-Teotitlán state highway.

Neighbours reported hearing shouting and called the police. When the police arrived, they found Yadira’s body with head injuries.

http://www.lajornadadeoriente.com.mx/2017/07/06/matan-transexual-al-interior-del-centro-botanero-donde-trabajaba/

https://www.elsoldepuebla.com.mx/local/estado/encuentran-muerto-a-travesti-en-bar-de-tehuacan-844661.html

http://www.e-consulta.com/nota/2017-07-06/seguridad/asesinan-mujer-travesti-en-un-bar-de-tehuacan


Name Unknown
Sinaloa (Mexico)
Shot

The victim’s body was found shot in the street. The date of death is unknown.

TvT partner organisation Centro de Apoyo a las Identidades Trans & Debate, 06.07.2017



Bruna dos Santos
Age 22
9 Jul 2017
Pelotas (Brazil)
Beaten and shot

Bruna dos Santos

Bruna was raped, beaten and shot.

A very close friend of Bruna wrote about her on social networks ….
“… Who was Bruna? Bruna was a trans woman with a huge smile on her face, sadness inside but always knew how to bear everything, at age 11 she assumed homosexuality, at the age of 16 she assumed her feminine identity, everyone who knew her knew how happy she was. on July 9, 2017 Bruna lost her life on a soccer field near her family’s home, where she was raped / punched in the face and shot, another trans woman murdered for homophobia. Bruna did not have social networks and did not even like to take photos … She was a person who stayed away from cameras and social networks.”

https://homofobiamata.wordpress.com/2017/07/09/bruna-dos-santos-22-anos-tiros-rs-pelotas/ [DEAD LINK]

https://www.diariopopular.com.br/index.php?n_sistema=3056&id_noticia=MTI1NDM2&id_area=Nw==



M. Ferreira Avelino
Age 26
13 Jul 2017
New Parnamirim, Rio Grande du Norte (Brazil)
Shot

M. Ferreira Avelino

M. was a barber and hairdresser. He was taken hostage during an attempted robbery but caught in in an exchange of gunshots that followed.

Family members said that the barbershop that he worked for had recently moved to the mall because it had been the target of robbers at its previous location.

M’s death was not included in the official TGEU list.

https://homofobiamata.wordpress.com/2017/07/13/m-ferreira-avelino-barbeiro-26-anos-tiros-rn-natal/ [DEAD LINK]

https://g1.globo.com/rn/rio-grande-do-norte/noticia/mulher-e-baleada-na-cabeca-e-bandido-morre-durante-ataque-a-carro-forte-em-natal.ghtml

https://g1.globo.com/rn/rio-grande-do-norte/noticia/mulher-baleada-durante-ataque-a-carro-forte-na-grande-natal-morre-em-hospital.ghtml

https://g1.globo.com/rn/rio-grande-do-norte/noticia/video-mostra-refem-e-bandido-sendo-baleados-durante-tentativa-de-assalto-na-grande-natal.ghtml



Claudia Muñoz García
15 Jul 2017
Altamirano (Mexico)
Run over

Claudia was hit by a car.

TvT partner organisation Centro de Apoyo a las Identidades Trans & Canal 44


Name Unknown
Age 35
17 Jul 2017
Reynosa (Mexico)
Beaten

The victim was found dead, with her head very badly beaten.

TvT partner organisation Centro de Apoyo a las Identidades Trans & Debate, 22.07.2017








Carolina Alexis Zapata (“Carolina La Mala”)
Age 21
22 Jul 2017
Santo Domingo (Dominican Republic)
Beaten

Carolina Alexis Zapata

Carolina was beaten on her head with a bat. She died in hospital.

http://lacallenoticias.com/2017/07/25/le-quitaron-la-vida-a-batazos/

http://ntelemicro.com/v1/muere-transexual-despues-golpeada-bate

http://lacallenoticias.com/2017/07/26/apresan-al-hombre-que-le-quito-la-vida-al-transexual-en-villa-mella-observa-quien-fue-y-por-que-lo-hizo/


Pamela Anabel Tabares
Age 36
26 Jul 2017
Pérez, Rosario (Argentina)
Shot

Pamela Anabel Tabares

Pamela was a sex worker who lived in conditions of extreme vulnerability. She had been going to the Municipality for some time to ask for help but none had been forthcoming.

In the early hours of Wednesday, 26th July she was shot in the face, chest and leg on a rural road of the town of Pérez. Her body showed no other signs of violence.
 
Six 380-caliber shell casings were found at the scene.

http://agenciapresentes.org/2017/08/02/travesticidio-pamela-tabares-intento-denunciar-violencia-genero/

http://agenciapresentes.org/2017/07/27/travesticidio-rosario-pamela-tabares-siempre-pidio-ayuda/

http://agenciapresentes.org/2017/07/26/travesticidio-en-rosario-la-victima-fue-baleada/

https://www.lmneuquen.com/asesinaron-cinco-tiros-una-travesti-rosario-n559053

http://misionesonline.net/2017/07/27/hallan-muerta-cinco-tiros-una-travesti-santa-fe/

http://www.online-911.com/2017/07/encuentran-asesinada-una-travesti-cinco-disparos-camino-rural-santa-fe/



Leona Albuquerque
27 Jul 2017
Salvador (Brazil)
Shot

Leona Albuquerque

Leona was shot on the night of Friday 27th July in the neighborhood of Cidade Nova in Salvador.

https://homofobiamata.wordpress.com/2017/07/27/leona-albuquerque-tiros-ba-salvador/ [DEAD LINK]

http://atarde.uol.com.br/bahia/salvador/noticias/1881535-travesti-e-morta-a-tiros-no-bairro-de-cidade-nova


Monserrat Alejandra Carrizales Castro
Age 30
27 Jul 2017
Nuevo Leon (Mexico)
Beaten and shot

Monserrat Alejandra Carrizales Castro

Monserrat was a sex worker in the area of ​​the highway to Nuevo Laredo, north of Monterrey.

She was beaten around the head and then shot dead. Her body was found on a plot of land in Ciénega de Flores, Nuevo León.

Police reported that her body showed signs of blows to the head, as well as several wounds by firearm on the skull, blood stains and signs that it had been dragged to the place where it was found. They speculate she was killed elsewhere and then her body dragged to the place where it was found.

https://ulisex.com/monserrat-carrizales-la-mujer-trans-asesinada-en-nuevo-leon/


Name Unknown
Age 22
29 Jul 2017
Venezuela (Venezuela)

Witnesses say that she was taken into a vehicle by people who identified her as trans and then killed her.

TvT partner organisation Centro de Apoyo a las Identidades Trans & La Prensa Salara 02.08.2017


Kajal
Age 40
29 Jul 2017
Patna (India)
Stabbed

Kajal’s throat was cut by her partner, a 26 year old man named Saurav. After killing her he surrendered to the police.

https://timesofindia.indiatimes.com/city/patna/youth-in-blood-soaked-clothes-surrenders-after-murdering-transgender-partner-in-patna/articleshow/59824165.cms


Name Unknown
Age 36
30 Jul 2017
Tlaltizapán, Morelos (Mexico)
Shot

The victim was shot in the head. According to witnesses her body was thrown from a moving gray truck onto a dirt road that leads from the town of San Miguel 30 to Acamilpa.

https://www.diariodemorelos.com/noticias/matan-de-un-balazo-un-travesti-en-tlaltizap%C3%A1n