Remembering Our Dead: September 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 September 2017 (see TDoR 2017: Say their names. Learn their stories. Remember them for an index covering the whole year).

[TRIGGER WARNING: VIOLENCE. MURDER]

<< August 2017


Daniele Jesus Lafon
Age 47
2 Sep 2017
Poços de Caldas (Brazil)
Stabbed

Danielle Jesus Lafon

It is suspected that Daniele was stabbed with a pair of scissors. According to the neighbours the sounds of argument were heard at Daniele’s house on several occasions, and her family suspects that the crime may have been committed by a former partner.

https://homofobiamata.wordpress.com/2017/09/02/daniele-jesus-lafon-47-anos-tesouradas-mg-pocos-de-caldas/ [DEAD LINK]

https://g1.globo.com/mg/sul-de-minas/noticia/corpo-de-transexual-e-encontrado-com-perfuracoes-no-pescoco-em-pocos-de-caldas-mg.ghtml


Flávia Furtado
Age 47
3 Sep 2017
Santos (Brazil)
Shot

Flávia Furtado

Flávia was sitting with a group at a bar table on the sidewalk when she was shot twice in the chest by an armed man. She died in hospital soon after entering the emergency room.

Her killer fled, but the registration of the car he drove was reported by witnesses and her murder was recorded by CCTV.

https://homofobiamata.wordpress.com/2017/09/03/flavia-furtado-47-anos-tiros-sp-santos/ [DEAD LINK]

In social networks, relatives and friends lament what happened. “Another injustice with a wonderful human being who will miss her simplicity and humility, walk in peace,” a friend said.

http://www.atribuna.com.br/noticias/noticias-detalhe/policia/travesti-e-assassinada-no-centro-de-santos

https://g1.globo.com/sp/santos-regiao/noticia/travesti-de-50-anos-e-morta-com-tres-tiros-por-homem-misterioso-em-sp-video.ghtml

https://noticias.uol.com.br/cotidiano/ultimas-noticias/2017/09/04/travesti-de-47-anos-e-morta-a-a-tiros-em-bar-policia-investiga-execucao.htm



Manuela
3 Sep 2017
Fresnillo (Mexico)
Stabbed

Manuela

Manuela died after being stabbed in the neck with a screwdriver.

http://noticieroelcirco.com/ejecutaron-a-un-travesti-en-fresnillo-le-dejaron-clavado-un-desarmador-en-el-cuello/ 03.09.2017




Ana Carolina Nascimento
Age 28
5 Sep 2017
Araraquara (Brazil)
Beaten/Run Over

Ana Carolina Nascimento

Ana was a student. The report on the TGEU TDoR 2017 list suggested she was beaten to death, but subsequent information suggests she may have died as a result of being run over by her own car.

Her Facebook profile is https://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=100016606419267.

https://homofobiamata.wordpress.com/2017/09/05/ana-carolina-do-nascimento-26-anos-asfixia-sp-araraquara/ [DEAD LINK]

http://www.portalmorada.com.br/noticias/policia/64013/homem-e-encontrado-morto-embaixo-de-carro-no-santa-angelina

https://g1.globo.com/sp/sao-carlos-regiao/noticia/homem-e-encontrado-morto-embaixo-de-carro-em-araraquara-sp.ghtml






Brandy Bardales Sangama
Age 43
10 Sep 2017
Le Plata, Buenos Aires (Argentina)
Death in custody

Brandy Bardales Sangama [photo: primerapagina.info]

Brandy died in San Martin de la Plata hospital after 22 days of agony. She was the third of four trans woman to die in La Plata as a result of criminalisation and humiliating police procedures — the others being Pamela Macedo Panduro, Angie Velásquez Ramírez and Damaris Becerra Jurado).

Brandy was originally from Iquitos, Peru, and resided in La Plata for 4 months.

It all started with a police raid in search of drugs at a house where Brandy rented a room. The Otrans organisation reported that the police entered the house without a court order, and forced the residents to the floor before confiscating their cell phones and money.

During this ordeal Brandy began to vomit blood. The police did not help her or call an ambulance, but just took pictures. When the raid was over, they took her to the hospital, where the doctors reported that she had suffered a cardiac arrest before arriving. Brandy was admitted to intensive care, but died 22 days later.

https://primerapagina.info/2017/08/26/denuncian-nueva-persecucion-y-mal-trato-a-mujeres-trans-en-la-plata/

https://www.pagina12.com.ar/63056-urgente

https://www.pagina12.com.ar/80840-transfobia-de-estado


Brenda Murillo Alba
Age 20
12 Sep 2017
Baja California Norte (Mexico)
Stabbed

Brenda was stabbed with a knife. She was taken to hospital where she died a month later.

http://www.frontera.info/EdicionEnLinea/Notas/Noticias/13092017/1255735-Fallece-Brenda-luego-de-un-mes-en-el-hospital.html



Larissa Paiva
14 Sep 2017
Serra (Brazil)
Shot

Larissa was shot dead. Information about the case was sent to Rede Trans Brasil via Facebook and WhatsApp.

https://homofobiamata.wordpress.com/2017/09/14/larisa-paiva-tiros-es-serra/ [DEAD LINK]


Safira
15 Sep 2017
Salvador (Brazil)
Shot

Safira

Safira was shot dead in a suspected “crime of passion”.

TvT partner organisation Rede Trans Brasil & Andrezza Bellushi/Grupo WhatsApp Rede Trans Brasil 15/09/2017

https://homofobiamata.wordpress.com/2017/09/15/safira-tiros-ba-salvador/ [DEAD LINK]


Name Unknown
16 Sep 2017
Camaçari (Brazil)
Shot

The victim was shot dead early in the morning.

TvT partner organisation Rede Trans Brasil & Andrezza Bellushi/Grupo WhatsApp Rede Trans Brasil 16/09/2017

https://homofobiamata.wordpress.com/2017/09/16/nao-identificada-tiros-ba-camacari/ [DEAD LINK]

http://www.bahiapolitica.com.br/mais-um-homem-e-morto-e-aumenta-para-06-o-numero-de-homicidios-em-camacari/

http://www.bahiapolitica.com.br/madrugada-sangrenta-em-camacari-04-pessoas-mortas-em-locais-diferentes/



Name Unknown
Age 20
16 Sep 2017
Estado de Mexico (Mexico)
Cause of death unknown

The victim’s body was found in a canal by a young girl walking to school on 16th September. The exact date and cause of death are unknown, but she apparently had a lesion on her lip and a broken leg.

http://www.elgrafico.mx/toluca/01-09-2017/lanzan-cadaver-de-hombre-maquillado-zanja


Sisi Thibert
Age 26
18 Sep 2017
Montreal (Canada)
Stabbed

Sisi Thibert

Sisi was found stabbed by a neighbour in the entrance of a building in Mullins Street Montreal. A warrant has been issued for a 24 year old man.

Her Facebook profile is https://www.facebook.com/people/Sisi-Thibert/100011211489841.

http://montreal.ctvnews.ca/trans-advocates-call-for-protection-of-sex-workers-after-pointe-st-charles-murder-1.3593987



Name Unknown
19 Sep 2017
Chihuahua (Mexico)
Shot

The victim’s body was found at 11pm near railway lines. First reports indicate that armed men travelling in a truck fired at several victims, one of whom was the deceased trans woman. The area is known for drug dealing and for the presence of sex workers.

http://periodicocentral.mx/2017/pagina-negra/delincuencia/item/16959-jornada-violentaen-chihuahua-deja-24-asesinatos-en-24-horas


Kaelane
Age 20
20 Sep 2017
Belo Horizonte (Brazil)
Shot

Kaelane

Kaelane was shot twice in the head by two men outside of a motel on Monte Cassino Street, in Pampulha, Belo Horizonte.

https://homofobiamata.wordpress.com/2017/09/20/kaelane-tiros-mg-belo-horizonte/ [DEAD LINK]

“Bahia went to claim dignity to its daughter who left in search of the unknown, like her, many young people. But we went! And we are going to overthrow the house of vagabondage, because here in Bahia has command, has action. There are more unidentified bodies in IML / BH and no one will pay for it, because it got used to being that way. But do not mess with us because we do not just go anywhere in the world. “

http://noticias.r7.com/minas-gerais/videos/travesti-e-morto-a-tiros-em-frente-a-motel-na-regiao-da-pampulha-em-bh-21092017

https://www.facebook.com/marcelo.cerqueira.351/posts/10155220327952979


Spencer Netto
Age 25
23 Sep 2017
Campinas (Brazil)
Beaten and stabbed

Spencer Netto

Spencer was found dead with a perforation in the back, a cut deep in the neck and with the face disfigured by beatings.

Spencer was a hair stylist and makeup artist. Their Facebook profile is https://www.facebook.com/spencer.nettoo.

TvT partner organisation Rede Trans Brasil & https://www.facebook.com/tvbjornalismo/videos/vb.154062744671454/1460009744076741/?type=2&theater

https://homofobiamata.wordpress.com/2017/09/23/spencer-netto-cabeleiro-25-anos-2a-ds-sp-campinas/ [DEAD LINK]

http://correio.rac.com.br/_conteudo/2017/09/campinas_e_rmc/493140-travesti-e-encontrado-morto-e-gera-protesto.html


D. R. Pontes
Age 26
24 Sep 2017
Campinas (Brazil)
Stabbed

D.R. was found dead with a knife cut to the chest.

TvT partner organisation Rede Trans Brasil & https://www.facebook.com/tvbjornalismo/videos/vb.154062744671454/1460009744076741/?type=2&theater 24/09/2017


Danhy Zn
Age 19
25 Sep 2017
Leme (Brazil)
Cause of death unknown

Danhy Zn

According to information from neighbours, they heard cries for help and called the emergency services. By the time the emergency services arrived at the address the 19-year-old trans man was already dead. The cause of death is unknown.

His Facebook profile is http://alertageral.com/mulher-e-encontrada-morta-em-residencia-no-alto-da-gloria/.

https://homofobiamata.wordpress.com/2017/09/25/danhy-zn-nascimento-19-anos-a-esclarecer-df-brasilia/ [DEAD LINK]

http://alertageral.com/mulher-e-encontrada-morta-em-residencia-no-alto-da-gloria/



Raissa Bote
Age 31
26 Sep 2017
Uberaba (Brazil)
Shot

Raissa Bote

Raissa was killed outside her home. A witness who was with her at the time reported that they were both inside when they heard knocking on the door.

When they answered, the person at the door asked for Raissa and then shot her in the chest and armpit. Security cameras on a nearby property recorded the crime.

https://homofobiamata.wordpress.com/2017/09/26/raissa-bote-31-anos-tiros-mg-uberaba/ [DEAD LINK]

https://www.topuai.com/uberaba/policia/travesti-e-morto-com-dois-tiros-em-uberaba

http://www.folhauberaba.com.br/noticias/travesti-e-assassinado-com-dois-tiros

https://g1.globo.com/minas-gerais/triangulo-mineiro/noticia/travesti-morre-apos-ser-baleada-na-porta-de-casa-em-uberaba.ghtml

http://www.wamidia.com.br/WaMidia/noticia.jsp?noticia=13534


Lu Brasil
Age 23
26 Sep 2017
Altamira (Brazil)
Strangled

Lu Brasil

Lu was strangled. Her body was found at home with cut marks to her mouth, her feet tied and a net entwined around her neck. The bathroom had a broken mirror and there was a bloodstains next to the bed.

She was a TV presenter, and after her death tributes were received from thousands of fans, lamenting the violent death, describing the episode as "cowardice" and "cruelty" and demanding "justice."

The Association of Press Professionals of Altamira, Transamazon and Xingu (ASPIATX) also spoke out, expressing solidarity with the families and receiving justice.

"The presenter was a relaxed and charismatic communicator. Communication professionals hope that the authorities will be able to elucidate the case as soon as possible, a barbarism against a media professional and a crime that once again shakes the population of this city, " the statement said.

https://homofobiamata.wordpress.com/2017/09/24/u-brasil-reporter-23-anos-estrangulada-pa-altamira/ [DEAD LINK]

https://www.facebook.com/TVAltamira/videos/1915169075411407/

https://g1.globo.com/pa/para/noticia/em-altamira-corpo-de-apresentador-de-tv-e-encontrado-em-estado-de-decomposicao.ghtml

https://tvefamosos.uol.com.br/noticias/redacao/2017/09/27/apresentador-de-tv-e-encontrado-morto-no-para-policia-investiga-caso.htm

http://www.tvcidadesbt.com.br/2017/09/apresentador-lu-brasil-e-encontrado.html

http://www.valedoxingu.com.br/noticias/altamira/apresentador_lu_brasil_e_encontrado_morto_dentro_de_sua_propria_casa

http://giroportal.com.br/altamira-apresentador-lu-brasil-e-encontrado-morto-em-quitinete-onde-morava/

https://www.parauapebasaquiagora.com/apresentador-do-sbt-foi-encontrado-morto-dentro-de-sua-residencia-em-altamira-pa/


Tanya Tlachino (aka Tannyz Gómez)
28 Sep 2017
Veracruz (Mexico)
Shot

Tanya Tlachino [photo: www.e-veracruz.mx]

Tanya was shot dead on the night of 28th September on the Córdoba-Veracruz highway. The municipal police came to the scene after receiving an anonymous complaint, and when they arrived they found her body a few meters from the Los Cafetos gas station.

http://desastre.mx/mexico/mujer-trans-trabajadora-sexual-es-asesinada-a-balazos-en-veracruz/

https://formato7.com/2017/09/28/condena-comunidad-lgbttti-el-asesinato-de-transexual-en-cordoba/

http://www.e-veracruz.mx/nota/2017-09-28/seguridad/condenan-asesinato-de-transexual-en-cordoba


Bianca
Age 32
29 Sep 2017
Arnhem (Netherlands)
Stabbed

Bianca

Bianca was a sex worker, and had rented a house in Arnhem to work from. On her first day there she was stabbed over twenty times by her first customer (and potentially one or more accomplices). The house was reported to be full of bloodstains, and police have apprehended one suspect.

https://www.mounirsamuel.nl/moord-op-bianca-volgens-gelderlander-man-zou/

I do not know whether to vomit, scream or cry. For the murder, with all the gruesome details of blood traces on walls and paving stones, to the tone and word choice of this article that this woman is deprived of every dignity, respect, humanity and identity.
Bianca, dear editorial of the Gelderlander, was a woman who had probably been victim of her entire life for people who did not take it as full — not as a woman and not as a person. Bianca was not a man who looked utterly like a woman, she was a woman, perhaps more aware of her femininity than most women ever will be, and paid the highest possible price with her death. What she has between her legs does not appeal to a reader. This makes the editors guilty of sexual objectification.
The reason why so many female trans persons work in prostitution is equally painful: they are not accepted for any other profession. Not even in the Netherlands. Transgender people do not have the greatest arrears and the weakest financial position of all groups in our society for good reason. Imaging is thereby all-determining. And let the media now constantly miss the shelf.

https://homofobiamata.wordpress.com/2017/09/30/bianca-32-anos-tiros-holanda/ [DEAD LINK]

https://www.gelderlander.nl/arnhem-e-o/dode-in-woning-arnhem-is-32-jarige-transgender~a3921888/