In Memory Of

In 2015, we Remember and Honor (this page is being updated as information becomes available)
Our Fellow Marylanders 

Lola
Baltimore, Maryland
Year and Manner of Death Unknown

Chanel
Baltimore, Maryland
Year and Manner of Death Unknown

Chrissey
(Marvin)
Johnson
Baltimore, Maryland 
2-Jan-1993 
Chrissey died from multiple stab wounds delivered by Allen Horton. 

Tacy Raino Ranta 
Baltimore, Maryland 
22-Nov-1999 
Tacy was the spokesperson for It’s Time Maryland and co-founder of the Baltimore transgender support group Tran*Quility. 

Carla Natasha Hunt
Suitland, Maryland 
15-May-2000 
Very little is known about Carla. She died from a single gunshot wound to the head. Her death was reported in the Washington Blade on May 26, 2000. 

Venus LaBeija (Marcus Rodgers) 
Baltimore, Maryland 
22-Oct-2006 
Venus was an activist for transgender rights. She was stabbed, then set on fire. She survived the initial attack only to succumb to the burns about a week later in the burn unit. 

Angel Dream Revlon Royale 
Baltimore, Maryland 
May-2007 
Only days before she was to pass on the crown of Queen of Baltimore Pride, Angel was found dead in her home. Friends and family believe that foul play was involved. 

Stacey (Jarrell) Brown 
Baltimore, Maryland 
8-Jan-2008 
Stacey was found dead on the living room floor of her home. She had been shot in the head. Her murder is still under investigation. Stacey was 30 years old. 

April “Ms. Dee” (Darren) Green 
Baltimore, Maryland 
26-Oct-2009 
April was found stabbed in the upper body on a Northeast Baltimore Street. Her death has been ruled a homicide. Larry Douglas, Jr. was arrested and charged with her murder in April 2010. April was 24 years old. 

Aiden Rivera Schaeff
Bethesda, Maryland
22-Apr-2010
Suicide. Aiden took his life one month shy of his 18th birthday. Despite the support of a great teacher and administrators at his Bethesda Chevy Chase High School he was frequently bullied and harassed. He also endured harassment when looking for work and riding the metro. His mother has said that the constant harassment and bullying lead to massive depression, which ended his life. 

Tyra Trent 
Baltimore, Maryland 
19-Feb-2011 
Tyra was found strangled to death in the basement of an empty Baltimore apartment. She had been reported missing by her mother two weeks prior. Tyra was in the process of legally changing her name and getting her GED. She was 25 years old. 

Desean Bowman
Baltimore, Maryland
2-Jun-2012 
Shot in the head at close range, while attempting to ease a verbal altercation. Desean is described as openly gay, and was dressed in women’s clothing at the time of the murder, suggesting that gender nonconformity may have played a role in the shooter’s decision to fire. Desean was 18 years old.


Tracey Johnson
Baltimore, Maryland 
5-Jul-2012 
Multiple gunshot wounds. Tracey was 40 years old. 

Kelly Young 
Baltimore, Maryland 
3-Apr-2013 
Kelly was found suffering from a gunshot wound in a home in Northeast Baltimore. She was taken to a hospital where she died. Kelly was 29 years old. 

Kandy Hall 
Baltimore, Maryland 
3-Jun-2014 
Kandy was found in a vacant field in northeast Baltimore, bearing the marks of “massive trauma”. She was a well known hairdresser in Annapolis and people who knew her in the neighborhood described her as warm and fun-loving. Kandy was 40 years old. 

Mia Henderson 
Baltimore, Maryland 
16-Jun-2014 
Mia was found murdered in an alley in West Baltimore. Her body had sustained “massive trauma”. Mia was 26 years old.

Melonie Rose
Laurel, Maryland
11-Feb-2015
Melonie, a young transgender woman of color, struggled with years of rejection and discrimination, which sadly ended in her taking her own life. She is remembered by frends as "bright, and full of life and energy." Melonie was 19 years old.

Mya Hall
Fort Meade, Maryland
30-Mar-2015
Mya took a wrong turn while driving onto an off-ramp leading to a National Security Agency installation, where guards on gate duty opened fire after attempting to wave her off, causing her to crash the SUV into the gates. She was fatally shot, and her passenger, Brittany Fleming (age 20) another transgender woman of color, was injured but lived. Mya was 27 years old.

Jaimie Wallace
Rockville, Maryland
23-Apr-2015
Jaimie loved the outdoors - climbing and hiking - as well as computer gaming. He was studying to be a computer game designer. Three years ago he began his transition from male to female. He took his own life. Jaimie was 27 years old.

Zella Ziona
Gaithersburg, MD
15-Oct-2015
Zella was shot to death, possibly following an altercation, in what police are describing as a non-random attack, and which they are investigating as a possible hate crime. Zella is described by friends as someone who "wanted to embrace life, an inspiration to others". Zella was 21 years old.



Our Community Outside Maryland

Elisha Walker
Smithfield, North Carolina
Oct-2014
Elisha had been missing since October 2014. Her car was found burned out and abandoned in November. Her remains were found on August 14, 2015 in a shallow grave in a wooded area behind a home once lived in by Angel Arias. Police have arrested Arias and charged him with Ms. Walker’s murder. Elisha was 20 years old.

Unidentified Woman
Campeche, Mexico
Oct-2014
Her body was found partially burned and with one leg mutilated.

Rafaela Cavalcante da Silva
Fortaleza, Brazil
2-Oct-2014
Rafaela was 21 years old.

Mayang Prasetyo
Brisbane, Australia
4-Oct-2014
Mayang was a migrant from Bali, Indonesia. Her body was found dismembered and scattered about her home. Police suspect the murderer to be her 28 year-old husband, who killed himself accidentally when fleeing the scene. Mayang was 27 years old.

Unidentified Woman
Cordoba, Argentina
5-Oct-2014
She was beaten repeatedly in the head and face.

Kitty Collins
Atlanta, Georgia
6-Oct-2014
Kitty was shot and murdered in her home, allegedly by her 58 year-old partner. Kitty was 50 years old.

Cingene Gul (Gypsy Rose)
Istanbul, Turkey
7-Oct-2014
Cingene was found dead in her apartment by a worried friend who had not seen her for days. She had stab/slash marks on different parts of her body.

La Negra (Rodrigo) Capote Galvis
Cali, Colombia
10-Oct-2014
La Negra was repeatedly stabbed in the chest and throat. She died at the hospital of her injuries. La Negra was 22 years old.

Kajal Mansuri
Kadana, Vadodara, India
10-Oct-2014
Kajal was abducted and beaten to death. Her body was tied up and disposed of in a river.

Sena (José Juan) Sánchez
Quintana Roo, Mexico
19-Oct-2014
Sena was found dead in her bed with marks of beating from a fire extinguisher, which was found with her. Sena was 40 years old.

Pepe (Paulo) Vieira Martins
Paranaguá, Brazil
22-Oct-2014
Pepe was found dead alongside a rural road. She appeared to have been strangled.

Glydel Libranda
Lopez, Quezon Province, Philippines
22-Oct-2015
Glydel suffered 29 stab wounds around her neck.

Keeta Bakhsh
Bahalwapur, Pakistan
23-Oct-2014
Keeta was one of several people arrested at a house party, where she had gone to work as a dancer. She was beaten severely while in police custody, and later jumped out of a police van. She was taken to a hospital, treated for her injuries and released, but died upon returning home.

Paulinha B.F.
Itaquaquecetuba, São Paulo, Brazil
26-Oct-2014
Paulinha was found dead in a field. She was 26 years old.

Daniela (Daniel) Guerrero León
San Luis Rio Colorado, Sonora, Mexico
27-Oct-2014
Daniela was found beaten and strangled in a hotel room. She was 53 years old.

Jefa (Cristian) Vallejo Murillo
Santiago de Guayaquil, Ecuador
28-Oct-2014
Her lifeless body was found abandoned on "Via Perimete" -- the road of death, so called by LGBTQI activists in Ecuador, as being a popular place to dispose of LGBTQI murder victims.

Kimberly Sody (Ricardo) Reyes
Santo Domingo, Dominican Republic
1-Nov-2014
Kimberly was beaten so severely by her attackers tat she lapsed into a coma before dying. As a final insult, before leaving her to die, the attackers cut off Kimberly's hair. She was 28 years old.

Raissa
Rio de Janeiro, Brazil
2-Nov-2014

Layla Bursa
São Paulo, Brazil
8-Nov-2014

Omer Jeison Batista Guzmán
10-Nov-2014
Santo Domingo, Dominican Republic
She was found deceased inside a van parked on the street. She had a deep puncture wound in her neck, which is thought to be what caused her death. She was 22 years old.

Sol (Edgar) Tolentino González
Ecatepac, Mexico
13-Nov-2014
Sol and her friend were shot outside of a bar they had just left. Sol was shot in the head at least once. Sol was 19 years old.

Leucima Pereia dos Anjos
Bela Vista, Colatina, Brazil
14-Nov-2014
She was found dead inside her home with her hands tied behind her back.

Unidentified Woman
Jundiai, São Paulo, Brazil

15-Nov-2014
She was a person of color and thought to be about 25 years old.

José Carrizo
Manzanares, Pilar, Argentina
15-Nov-2014
She was found buried under the kitchen floor in the house she shared with a younger partner, who is suspected of killing her. She was 55 years old.

Ramona dos Santos
Valença, Bahia, Brazil
16-Nov-2014
Ramona was shot to death in the home she shared with a couple. She received nine gunshots in all. Ramona was 31 years old.

Leley Medeiro dos Santos
Valença, Bahia, Brazil

16-Nov-2014
She was struck repeatedly over the head with a champagne bottle in her home by one of two men who came to rob her. Leley was 48 years old.

Unidentified Woman
Ceilândia, Brazil
16-Nov-2014

Tiara Franco
Monteverde, Rome, Italy
17-Nov-2014
She was found dead in a cave used by many homeless people. She is believed to be approximately 40 years old.

Alvaro Galván
Adrogue, Buenos Aires, Argentina

18-Nov-2014
She was stabbed brutally in the back. She was 41 years old.

Jose Mauricio
Fortaleza, Brazil
20-Nov-2014

Pamela
Campo Grande, Belo Horizonte, Brazil
20-Nov-2014
Pamela was shot by a man she was arguing with.

Melissa (Juan David) Cevallos Montenegro
Guayaquil, Ecuador
25-Nov-2014
Melissa was shot multiple times by an unknown man while she was cutting a client's hair in the salon where she worked. Witnesses reported that two men came on a motorcycle; one carrying a gun went into the salon and opened fire. Melissa was 25 years old.

Antonio Garcia
Veracruz, Mexico
29-Nov-2014
Her face and the front of her skull were severely crushed, exposing her brain. She was 26 years old.

Patricia Silvestre
Mossoro, Rio Grande do Norte, Brazil
29-Nov-2014
Patricia was stabbed by a man she was leaving a hotel with. She was 35 years old.

Unidentified Woman
Goianinha, Rio Grande do Norte, Brazil
29-Nov-2014

Joana Veloso de Oliveira
Recife, Brazil
30-Nov-2014
She was standing outside when two men on a motorcycle rode up and opened fire on her. Joana was hit twice, once in the shoulder and once through the throat, which lodged in her lung and caused her death. She was 37 Years old.

Unidentified Woman
Nayarit, Mexico
30-Nov-2014

Angel Gaby (Jose Gabriel) Robles Salmeron
Mexico City, DF, Mexico
Dec-2014
 
Deshawnda "Tata" Sanchez
Los Angeles, California
2-Dec-2014
Deshawnda appeared to be fleeing an attacker. She was pounding on the door of a house and yelling for help when she was shot. Deshawnda was 21 years old.

Vanessa (Wuillys Jhosen) Araujo Cobiz
Valera, Trujillo, Venezuela
2-Dec-2014
She was shot in the head by a man in a car. Vanesa was 25 years old.

Sonny Angila
Groningen, The Netherlands
2-Dec-2014
Sonny died after having been strangled in a fight at home. She was 31 years old and an immigrant from Latina America.

Jamile (Jonathan) Macedo da Silva
Manaus, Brazil
3-Dec-2014
Jamile sustained four deep puncture wounds from a long, thin blade. Jamile was 23 years old.

Pamela Maité Morena
Santiago del Estero, Argentina
3-Dec-2014
Pamela was found alongside a road. She was injured with facial brusising and lacerations, but alive when found. She was taken to a hospital but died. The cause of her death was not released by police. Pamela was 24 years old.

Valeria (Jhon Harry) Sabogal Garcia
Pereira, Risaralda, Colombia
4-Dec-2014
Valeria was shot nine times by someone riding a motorcycle. She was 37 years old.

Wilma (José) Buelman Cassiani
Maracaibo, Venezuela
5-Dec-2015
Wilma was missing for five days when her relatives found her body abandoned alongside a road. She had signs of extensive bruising, and had sustained a deadly crushing blow with a stone to her head. Wilma was 29 years old.

Keymori Shatoya Johnson
Albany, Georgia
6-Dec-2014
Keymori was shot twice in her own home and was unable to flee her attacker. Keymori was 24 years old.

Unidentified Woman
8-Dec-2014
Cuautla, Morelos, Mexico
She was found strangled inside a plastic trash bag with a note. The note's author accused her of engaging in illegal activities, rationalizing her murder. She was between 25 and 30 years old.

Soriano Jesús Esaú Lizárraga
Mazatlan, Sinaloa, Mexico
9-Dec-2014
She was attacked at a park, beaten and stabbed multiple times. Two unknown persons helped her to reach a hospital emergency room. While she was waiting to be seen, she suffered convulsions and died. Her age was not reported, but she is described as a young person.

Rafaela da Silva Souza
Goiânia, Goiás, Brazil
10-Dec-2014
Rafaela was found dead in the street. She was 30 years old.

Joaquinha Joállisson Gomes Policarpo
Pocinhos, Paraíba, Brazil
12-Dec-2014
Joaquinha died as a result of burns she suffered in a house fire. A couple is suspected of entering her home while she was sleeping and dousing her and the rooms with gasoline, and then setting the house afire. Joaquinha was 23 years old.

Danilo Roger Ramos Silvero
Lucas do Rio Verde, Mato Grosso, Brazil
12-Dec-2014
She was killed by multiple stab wounds delivered by a blade consistent with a machete knife. She was 23 years old.

Nikelly
Nova Iguaçu, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil
13-Dec-2014
Nikelly and her sister Nicole were "executed" by neighbors in their small rural community, because of their gender identity. Nikelly was shot multiple times. Nikelly was 15 years old.

Nicole
Nova Iguaçu, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil
13-Dec-2014
Nicole and her sister Nikelly were "executed" by neighbors in their small rural community, because of their gender identity. Nicole was shot multiple times. Nicole was 18 years old.

Piau Gildasio Rodrigues dos Santos
Belém, Pará, Brazil
14-Dec-2014
Piau was strangled to death by her boyfriend, who confessed to the crime. Piau was 22 years old.

Cristal Felipe da Silva
Belo Horizonte, Minas Gerais, Brazil
14-Dec-2014
Cristal was found dead in the home of a friend -- another transgender woman who was also murdered -- with 17 stab wounds to her neck. She was 31 years old.

Claudia Costa
Belo Horizonte, Minas Gerais, Brazil
14-Dec-2014
Claudia was found dead in her home, along with another murdered transgender woman, with 24 stab wounds to her chest. She was well liked in the neighborhood for her generosity and kindness. Claudia was 31 years old.

Vanessa
Rio de Janeiro, Brazil
14-Dec-2014

Claudine Paes de Oliveira
Cuiabá, Mato Grosso, Brazil
15-Dec-2014
She was found beaten and strangled to death in the courtyard of a gas station under construction. Claudine was 29 years old.

Paulo Sergio Gomes da Silva
Goiânia, Goiás, Brazil
16-Dec-2014

Jay Ralko
Warren, Michigan
23-Dec-2014
Jay was a transgender man living with bipolar disporder. He disappeared on December 10, 2014, after leaving a note behind for his roommate, which stated he had to leave due to an emergency. He was found in his car, apparently dead from suicide. Jay was 22 years old.

Marisol (Juan Luis) Morales Almeida
Guayaquil, Ecuador
25-Dec-2014
Marisol was found in her beauty salon wrapped in blankets with multiple stab wounds, including a fatal wound to her neck. Marisol was 39 years old.

Unidentified Woman
Caucaia, Ceará, Brazil
25-Dec-2014

Jimena Alvarez
25-Dec-2014
Salta, Argentina
She was found beaten to death, her body abandoned in a canal. She was 31 years old.

Roberto Elizeu Nobre
Pacajus, Ceará, Brazil
26-Dec-2014
She was found dead in a drainage ditch with cuts to her face, arm, and abdomen.

Unidentified Woman
Oaxaca, Mexico
26-Dec-2014
She was found on a grassy verge next to a highway with sever head trauma. She was approximately 50 years old.

Leelah Alcorn
Lebanon, Ohio
28-Dec-2014
Leelah struggled for acceptance and affirmation from her family from the moment she came out to them as transgender at age 14. Instead of providing affirmation and honoring her request to transition, they sent her to conversion therapy. Her parents took her out of school when her attraction to boys was revealed, and cut off her access to social media. In her suicide note, which she posted to Tumblr, she talked about loneliness and alienation as key reasons for her decision to end her life. She took her own life by walking into oncoming traffic on Interstate 71. Leelah was 17 years old.

Dilan Vera
La Pintana, Chile
29-Dec-2014
Dilan was assaulted by a group of people who threw gasoline in her face and attemnpted to light her on fire. She escaped, but was later assaulted by the same people and fatally stabbed in the chest. Dilan was 26 years old.

Verônica Bismarck
Coxim, Mato Grosso, Brazil
1-Jan-2015
She was stabbed with a knife in her throat and bled to death. She was 20 years old.

Lorena (Miguel Ángel) Oliva Garcia
Celaya, Guanajuato, Mexico
3-Jan-2015
Lorena was beaten and suffered severe head trauma. She was found dead in her home. Lorena was 37 years old.

Unidentified Woman
Jalisco, Mexico
3-Jan-2015

Unidentified Woman
São Brás, Belém, Brazil
8-Jan-2015
She was riding as a passenger on a motorcycle when a black car came up and someone fired. She was struck twice in the eye.

Papi Edwards
Louisville, Kentucky
9-Jan-2015
Papi, a black transgender woman, was shot to death at the Fern Valley Motel. A suspect, Henry Richard Gleaves, has been arrested and charged with her murder. A witness told police that Gleaves became angry when he discovered that Papi identified as a transgender woman, and he staged an ambush in the hotel hallway. Papi was 20 years old.

Camila (Enrique) Flóres
Sucre, Mojana, Colombia
9-Jan-2015
Camila was 25 years old.

Anahi Cruz Cruz
Puebla, Mexico
9-Jan-2015
Anahi was shot in the neck by a man she invited into her apartment. She was taken to the hospital where she died a week later from her injuries. Anahi was 30 years old.

Carla Segundo Flores
Sucre, Colombia
9-Jan-2015

Juju Pereira Soares
Araçatuba, São Paulo, Brazil
9-Jan-2015
Juju was shot at close range by a man who fled the scene in a car. She was 25 years old.

La Morocha (Arnoldo) Alvares
Campoalegre, Huila, Colombia
11-Jan-2015
La Morocha was with a group of friends when a young man riding on a motorcycle pulled out a gun and shot her in the face, killing her instantly. She was a famous hair and makeup stylist. La Morocha was 29 years old.

Joselito Almeida José Luis Salazar
Lo Espejo, Santiago, Chile
12-Jan-2015
She was stabbed several times by a man, then ran several blocks until she collapsed in a pasture. Neighbors in the area found her, but could do nothing because of the severity of wounds to her head and chest. Joselito was 24 years old.

Unidentified Woman
Manaus, Amazonas, Brazil
12-Jan-2015
She was found raped and beaten in the head with a stone in a vacant lot. She appeared to be about 17 or 18 years old.

Bruna
Várzea Grande, Mato Grosso Brazil
12-Jan-2015

Bia
Osasco, São Paulo, Brazil
16-Jan-2015
Bia was stabbed to death by a housemate. She was 24 years old.

Jaja Canlas
Pampanga, Luzon, Philippines
17-Jan-2015
Jaja was stabbed 57 times while walking to her home late at night. She was 17 years old.

Lamia Beard
Norfolk, Virginia
17-Jan-2015
Lamia, a black transgender woman, was found shot near the Five Points Community Farm Market. She was taken to a hospital where she later died of her injuries. Lamia was 30 years old.

Pravallika
Hyderabad, India
17-Jan-2015
Pravallika was found dead at a construction site late at night. She had been attacked with knives and rocks. Pravillika is remembered by her friends as cheerful, positive and vibrant. She was 25 years old.

Dani (Daniel) Díaz Ramos
Veracruz, Mexico
22-Jan-2015
Dani was struck and killed by a car. She was 51 years old.

Mia
Mexico City, DF, Mexico
24-Jan-2015

Piu da Silva
Rio de Janeiro, Brazil
24-Jan-2015
Piu da Silva was a transgender samba queen at Rio’s prestigious Beija-Flor school. She had not been seen for a week when her family reported her missing after she failed to attend samba practice, which she never missed. The following day, a video surfaced, showing Piu being tortured in Morro da Mina, a favela near the samba school. Her disfigured body was found the next day when her family searched the area. Piu was 25 years old.

Hande Ö
Vienna, Austria
25-Jan-2015
Hande was a Turkish-national seeking asylum in Austria. She was found dead in her apartment when the police were summoned by a friend who could not reach her for several days. She was found strangled, with a cloth ligature around her neck, and her hands tied behind her back. Police estimate that she had been deceased for some time before being found. Hande was 35 years old.

Ty Underwood
Tyler, Texas
26-Jan-2015
Ty, a black transgender woman, was found shot to death after a woman called 911 to say a car had hit a telephone pole and that her children had heard gunshots. Her loved ones are speaking out, saying that they believe this was a hate crime. Ty was 24 years old.

Leandro Léo Boita
Vitoria da Conquista, Bahia, Brazil
26-Jan-2015
She was found on a dirt road with multiple gunshot wounds. Léo was 26 years old.

B.E.
Istanbul, Turkey
26-Jan-2015
B.E. was strangled to death and her body was hidden under a sofa.

Carollina Xisto Rocha
Viçosa, Brazil
27-Jan-2015
Carollina was killed in the street by her ex-boyfriend. She was 20 years old.

Yazmin Michelle Vash Payne
Van Nuys, California
31-Jan-2015
Yazmin, a black transgender woman, was discovered fatally stabbed to death at the scene of an apartment fire near Los Angeles. Payne’s boyfriend, Ezekiel Dear, has been arrested and booked for suspicion of murder in connection with her death. Yazmin was 33 years old.

Axel Poleth Montes Niclisin
Michoacan, Mexico
31-Jan-2015
She was 32 years old.

Murilo Henrique Lopes
Sorocaba, Brazil
31-Jan-2015
Murilo was found with marks of beating and multiple stab wounds in the abdomen. Her body was in a storm drain alongside a busy street. She was 24 years old.

Unidentified Woman
Feb-2015
Durango, Mexico

Taja Gabrielle de Jesus
San Francisco, California
1-Feb-2015
Taja, a Latin@ transgender woman, was discovered stabbed to death on a stairwell in the city’s Bayview District. Taja was 36 years old.

Didinha de Lima
Vitória de Santo Antão, Pernambuco, Brazil
1-Feb-2015
Didinha was found dead from multiple gunshot wounds inside a building owned by one of her relatives. She was 18 years old.

Márcia Barbosa
Castel Volturno, Italy
3-Feb-2015
Márcia was drugged with a combination of cocaine and heroin, sexually assaulted, and then dragged outside and left to die in the cold. Two men were arrested in connection with her death. Márcia was a Brazilian-national.

Pata Silva Costa
Macapá, Amapá, Brazil
7-Feb-2015
Pata was found dead in her home, possibly of strangulation. She is fondly remembered by friends and neighbors. Pata was 35 years old.

Milena Lucas de Lacerda
Cubatão, Brazil
7-Feb-2015
She was a young woman, found brutally murdered and mutiliated.

José Misael Sánchez Zapata
Monclova, Coahuila, Mexico
8-Feb-2015
She was found dead with multiple gunshots inside a parked car where she had been sleeping. She was 17 years old.

Joyce Akira
Mangabeira, Joao Pessoa, Brazil
8-Feb-2015
Joyce was walking with friends on the street when two men on a black motorcycle came up and opened fire on her. She was shot four times in the head and died immediately at the scene. Joyce was a young woman in her teens or early 20s.

Penny Proud
New Orleans, Louisiana
10-Feb-2015
Penny, a black transgender woman, was found dead from multiple gunshots at the intersection of Ursulines Avenue and North Claiborne Avenue. Police believe two people, perhaps more, are involved in her death. Penny was 22 years old.

Unidentified Woman
Coahuila, Mexico
10-Feb-2015

Unidentified Woman
Quito, Ecuador
12-Feb-2015
She was found hanged from a tree.

Unidentified Woman
Chihuahua, Mexico
12-Feb-2015
She was strangled with her own bra.

Bri Golec
Akron, Ohio
13-Feb-2015
Bri died of stab wounds allegedly at the hands of her father, Kevin Golec, who has been arrested and charged with her murder. Bri was 22 years old.


Kristina Gomez Reinwald
Miami, Florida
15-Feb-2015
Kristina, a latin@ transgender woman, was found unresponsive in her home. Her death is being investigated as a homicide. Kristina was 46 years old.

Zander Mahaffey
Austell, Georgia
15-Feb-2015
Zander posted his suicide note on his blog, saying he felt bullied by his family and was sexually assaulted. Zander took his own life. He was 15 years old.

José Ezequiel Estrada Sotelo
Yautepec, Morelos, Mexico
15-Feb-2015
She was killed by a puncture wound to her neck by a screwdriver. The stabbing occurred when a man tried to force her into his truck and she resisted. She was 37 years old.

Moon (Lucas Martins) dos Santos
Villa d'Adda, Bergamo, Italy
15-Feb-2015
She was a Brazilian national who had been living in Milan. She was 21 years old.

Capitú Maia dos Santos
Manaus, Amazonas, Brazil
16-Feb-2015
Capitú was found dead in a vacant lot, with knife wounds and signs of strangulation. She had been missing for three days before being found. She was 31 years old.

Raíssa Adamys Borges Marinho
Campina Grande, Paraíba, Brazil
16-Feb-2015
Raíssa was found dead with multiple stab wounds and two gunshots to her neck and chest. Two men on a motorcycle are suspected in her death. She was 19 years old.

Juliana Andrea Perez
El Tambo, Antioquia, Colombia
17-Feb-2015
Juli, as she preferred to be called, and her boyfriend were well-known LGBTQI activists. They were called to a remote area of the town where the two were killed. The report does not give the boyfriend's name or any information about the manner of their deaths. Juli was 23 years old.

Unidentified Woman
Mariápolis, São Paulo, Brazil
19-Feb-2015
She was found in a stream with multiple stab wounds in her neck. She had been missing for 6 days prior to being found dead. She was 32 years old.

Unidentified Woman
Salvador, Bahia, Brazil
20-Feb-2015
She was found deceased with multiple gunshot wounds.

Evelyn Carolina Mora Rivera
Surco, Lima, Peru
21-Feb-2015
Evelyn, a Colombian-national, was found dead in her rented room with a fatal cut to her throat. Her killer found her through Facebook. She was 50 years old.

Sumaya Dalmar Ysl
Toronto, Canada
22-Feb-2015
Sumaya died under suspiscious circumstances. She was a woman of color, who immigrated from Somalia with her family as a young child. in 2013, she was the subject of a film, "An Intimate Portrait of Somalian Trans-Woman" by Abdi Osman. Sumaya was 26 years old.

Lara Machado
Parauapebas, Pará, Brazil
22-Feb-2015
Lara was found dead in the street, stoned to death. She was 16 years old.

Keity Sena Passos
Salvador, Bahia, Brazil
24-Feb-2015
Keity was found in the bedroom of a house with multiple knife wounds to her head, neck, and chest. It is suspected that was killed by a man with whom she had a relationship. Keity was 23 years old.

Marlene Delgado Cabrera
Izúcar de Matamoros, Puebla, Mexico
24-Feb-2015
Marlene was found stoned to death alongside a major highway. She was 24 years old.

Natália Ferraz Cruz
Caçapava, São Paulo, Brazil
27-Feb-2015
Natália was a French-national who had relocated to Caçapava. She was shot late in the evening, and managed to get help from a night watchman, who summoned emergency services. She died of her injuried before reachingthe hospital. Natália was 21 years old.

Ágata Renata
Campo Grande, Mato Grosso do Sul, Brazil
27-Feb-2015
Ágata had been gang-raped and beaten, with severe trauma to her head, and her body thrown into a stream where it was found. Ágata was 23 years old.

Ygor Fernando Oliveira Santos
Marechal Deodoro, Alagoas, Brazil
27-Feb-2015
She was Walking near the beach when several unidentified men robbed her and shot her multiple times. She died before emergency services could arrive. She was 20 years old.

Estrellita (Nelsón Enrique) Barboza Ochoa
San Francisco, Zuila, Venezuela
28-Feb-2015
She was shot by someone chasing her in a car. The bullet went through her cheek into her brain, killing her instantly. Estrellita was 32 years old.

Unidentified Woman
Mexico City, Mexico
Mar-2015
She was 23 years old.

Unidentified Woman
Santiago de Querétaro, Mexico
Mar-2015

Bhavana (M. Balaji) Mahendrarao
Bengaluru, Karnataka, India
1-Mar-2015
She was found murdered along a canal near a bird sanctuary. Bhavana was 25 years old.

Lorena Bhals
Mandaguaçu, Paraná, Brazil
1-Mar-2015
Lorena was struck several times over the head with an iron bar weilded by a man she was arguing with over money. She was 28 years old.

Javier Alberto Nievas Quinteros
Mendoza, Argentina
2-Mar-2015
She died of a severe wound to her neck. She was 33 years old.

Barbie Billant (Luis Alberto) Hernandez Gonzalez
Puebla, Mexico
2-Mar-2015
Barbie was beaten to death in her apartment. She owned a beauty salon and was part owner of a drag troupe. Barbie was 35 years old.

Unidentified Woman
Monsenhor Paulo, Minas Gerais, Brazil
2-Mar-2015
She was found dead in the headwaters of a dam in a rural area. There were no obvious signs of what had caused her death, but she had been in the water for some period of time. A farmer who worked in the area believed that he first saw her body on February 28, but when he went to get help to look, there was no body visible. She is believed to have been between 20 and 25 years old.

Keyshia Blige
Aurora, Illinois
7-Mar-2015
Keyshia died of a gunshot wound received while she was driving in her car with a friend. Several shots were fired; one struck Keyshia, who eventually crashed into another car. She was taken to a hospital where she was pronounced dead. Keyshia was 33 years old.

Luisa (Luis) Alberto Qunitero
Manizales, Caldas, Colombia
8-Mar-2005
Luisa was stabbed to death. She was 34 years old.

Unidentified Woman
Punta Paitilla, San Francisco, Panama
13-Mar-2015
She was found under a tall bridge with injuries to her back, legs, face, and head. She is believed to be between the ages of 25 and 40 years.

Regina Tupinambá da Silva
Uberlândia, Brazil
13-Mar-2015
Regina was beaten in the head with a stick and then stabbed by a man she had been drinking with. She was found dead in the house she shared with a friend. Regina was 34 years old.

Yorley Alexandra Bustamante Niño
Cúcuta, Norte de Santander, Colombia
14-Mar-2015
She was attacked and stabbed repeatedly. She died in the hospital. She was 31 years old.

Kristal Zavinovitch Boroski
Guayaquil, Ecuador
17-Mar-2015
Kristal was found in the highway; she had been run over by a car.

Unidentified Woman
Lorena, São Paulo, Brazil
17-Mar-2015
She was found dead from a gunshot wound.

Michael Lucas de Almeida Reginald
Araraquara, São Paulo, Brazil
18-Mar-2015
Ze was found with at least 15 stab wounds, broken fingers, and a fractured skull, in the parking lot of a dental practice. Michael was 13 years old.

Bianca Araujo
Passaré, Fortaleza, Brazil
20-Mar-2015
Bianca was shot dead, allegedly over unpaid gambling debts, while she walked in the street with friends. According to witnesses, two men in a black vehicle drove by and opened fire, shooting her multiple times. She died at the scene. Bianca was 21 years old.

Adriana da Silva Martins
Campo Grande, Mato Grosso do Sul, Brazil
22-Mar-2015
Adriana was shot twice, once in the abdomen and once in the back, by two men on a motorcycle. She was leaving a friend's home where she had been visiting. Adriana was 24 years old.

Michele (Tiago) Rodrigues da Silva
Jundiaí, São Paolo, Brazil
22-Mar-2015
She was killed by stabbing. She was 27 years old.

Blake Brockington
Charlotte, North Carolina
23-Mar-2015
Blake was a 2014 graduate of East Mecklenburg High School where, the previous year, he was crowned Homecoming King as an openly transgender student, after winning a fundraising competition for a charity chosen by the school. Blake became a vocal activist for social change, but it came at a cost. His visibility drew bullying and hate-speech on social media. Blake took his own life. He was 18 years old.

Bodinha
Mata Sul, Pernambuco, Brazil
24-Mar-2015
She was shot several times by two men.

Patrica Ferraz
Piracicaba, São Paolo, Brazil
25-Mar-2015
She was killed by a machete wound to the abdomen during a fight in a bar that involved several people. She was 27 years old.

Vanessa Santillan
London, England
28-Mar-2015
Vanessa was Latina transwoman living in the United States, who was visiting London when she was killed. She was found fatally beaten on thehead and neck in an apartment when a neighbor, hearing noises, summoned the police. Vanessa was 33 years old.

Lotinha Souza de Abreu
Manaus, Amazonas, Brazil
29-Mar-2015
Lotinha was found stabbed to death inside a neighbor's bathroom. She was 44 years old.

Shirly (Jhon Edison) Hinestroza
Medellin, Colombia
31-Mar-2015
She was shot during a robbery. Shirly was 27 years old.

Debora
Mogi Mirim, São Paulo, Brazil
2-Apr-2015
Debora was found deceased in a vacant lot by a man running a tractor. She had been there for a prolonged period of time. She appeared to have been killed by a single strong blow to the head, possibly delivered by a large stone that was found laying next to her.

Vanessa Ganzaroli
Petrolina, Pernambuco, Brazil
3-Apr-2015
Vanessa was found with what appeared to be multiple stab wounds in an irrigation canal. Vanessa was 18 years old.

Simeona Eva
Quezon City, Luzon, Philippines
5-Apr-2015
Simeona was attacked by unknown assailants as she walked home. She suffered at least 7 stab wounds. Simeona was 17 years old.

Sana
Swabi, Pakistan
6-Apr-2015
She is one of three women who were walking home after performing as dancers at a local wedding, when they were attacked by a group of men who attempted to abduct them. When they resisted, the men shot and killed her and another woman.

Unidentified Woman
Swabi, Pakistan
6-Apr-2015
She is the second of three women who were walking home after performing as dancers at a local wedding, when they were attacked by a group of men who attempted to abduct them. When they resisted, the men shot and killed her and another woman.

Kimberlym Vanessa Aguachica
Aguachica, Cesar, Colombia
10-Apr-2015
Kimberlym was found dead in the street with a gunshot wound in her upper chest. She was allegedly shot by gang members riding a motorcycle. Kimberlym was 19 years old.

Tatty Jhon Jairo Barcia Camejo
Florida, Guayaquil, Ecuador
13-Apr-2015
Tatty was found stabbed, dismembered, decapitated, and wrapped in plastic bags in a vacant field. She worked as dance teacher. Tatty was 19 years old.

Bruna Michele
Belo Horizonte, Brazil
13-Apr-2015
Bruna was found beaten and deceased after she had been missing for two days. Police arrested a suspect. Bruna was 20 years old.

Victória Camargo
Venâncio Aires, Brazil
13-Apr-2015
Victória was found in the street with a gunshot wound to the head. She was taken to a local hospital, but died several hours later. Victória was 29 years old.

Bruna Quércia
Vila Velha, Espírito Santo, Brazil
15-Apr-2015
Bruna was followed by two armed men on a motorcycle as she walked towards a beach area. She had been receiving death threats from drug traffikers in the area. She was shot repeatedly. Bruna was 15 years old.

Bruna
Vitória, Espírito Santo, Brazil
16-Apr-2015
Bruna was taken to a vacant lot by two men where she was beaten to death. Police found that she had trauma to one of her ears, which may have been caused by a knife wound or gunshot into the ear canal. Bruna was 47 years old.

Job Rodrigues da Silva
Porto Velho, Rondônia, Brazil
17-Apr-2015
Ms. da Silva was shot twice in the back and once in the neck by one of two men she was seen talking to in the street. She was 46 years old.

Unidentified Woman
Manaus, Amazonas, Brazil
17-Apr-2015

She was found beaten and strangled on a path behind houses. She was a young person in her teens or early 20s.

Jean
Fortaleza, Ceará, Brazil
17-Apr-2015
She was killed at night, possibly by strangulation, in an area where sex trafficking and drug deals are frequent. Jean was 15 years old.

Bianca Bittencourt
Ariquemes, Rondônia, Brazil
18-Apr-2015
Bianca was stabbed in the chest during an argument. She went to the hospital several hours later, but died there due to the severity of her wound.

Mikal Bebel Brithman
Belo Horizonte, Minas Gerais, Brazil
21-Apr-2015
She was shot in the neck and succumbed to her injuries in the hospital.

Ailson de Sousa
Uberaba, Minas Gerais, Brazil,
23-Apr-2015
Ailson died after receiving an injection of "silicone" in her buttocks given to her by the owner of the brothel she worked at. The silicone was actually airplace turbine oil. She suffered a fatal heart attack two days afterwards, and it is suspected that the injection brought on the attack. Ailson was 20 years old.

Rachel Bryk
New York/New Jersey
23-Apr-2015
Rachel was the victim of a vicious online attack, when she disclosed on an online forum her feelings of suicide. Other users called her names, told her she was worthless, and encouraged her to take her own life. She jumped off the George Washington Bridge somewhere between New York and New Jersey, ending her life. She is remembered as smart and caring, and a great computer programmer who helped to develop an emulator that allows people to play Gamecube and Wii games on the PC. Rachel was 23 years old.

G.P.A.
La Aguada, Montevideo, Uruguay
24-Apr-2015
She was shot in the head. She was 39 years old.

Diosvany Muñoz Robaina
Pinar del Rio, Cuba
26-Apr-2015
Diosvany was stoned to death by a group of young people in a park. She was taken to a hospital but died of her injuries. Several adults and two adolescents were detained. Diosvany was popular among the young women in her neighborhood, who consulted her for make-up and fashion tips. She was also a person living with HIV. Diosvany was 41 years old.

Palanisamy R. Suganya
Tirupur, Tamil Nadu, India
30-Apr-2015
She was found unconscious at a bus stop with two large wounds to her head. She was taken to a hospital, but succumbed to her injuries. Palanisamy was 47 years old. 

Stefanny
Caucaia, Ceará, Brazil
30-Apr-2015
Stefanny owned a small shop that gunmen broke into and opened fire. She died of multiple gunshot wounds. Stefanny was a young woman in her 20s. 

Unidentified Woman
Curitiba, Paraná, Brazil
3-May-2015
She was found dead with two gunshot wounds, one to the head.

Katty Flores Correa
Guayaquil, Guayas, Ecuador
4-May-2015
Katty was attacked in late April by two men who invaded her home, dosed her with a toxic drug (scopolamine), and then stole her belongings. She was admitted to the hospital for treatment, in an attempt to counteract the toxic effects of the drug, but after several days lapsed into a coma, suffered cardiac arrest and died.

Almaroof Bijli
Islamabad, Pakistan
5-May-2015
Almaroof had been missing for 10 days before her mutilated and burned body was found at a bus stop along the Islamabad Expressway. Almaroof was 30 years old.

Unidentified Woman
Maracaibo, Zulia, Venezuela
7-May-2015

London Chanel
Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
8-May-2015
London, a black transgender woman, was stabbed to death — twice in the back and once in the neck — by her roommate’s boyfriend. London’s friends say that "She hardly ever frowned. She always had a smile on her face. Her laughter was infectious." London was 21 years old.

Kyler Prescott
San Diego, California
8-May-2015
Kyler endured bullying and rejection in school and online for being a transgender teen, and he ended his own life. Kyler was a committed vegan, an animal-rights activist, a pianist and writer. He is remembered as sweet, smart, and sensitive. Kyler was 14 years old.


Unidentified Woman
Maracaibo, Zulia, Venezuela
9-May-2015
Her body showed signs of torture.


Anlly Ferrety
Santa Ana, El Salvador
9-May-2015
She was killed inside of her business.


Billi
Yasin

Rawalpindi, Pakistan
9-May-2015
Billi is one of three transgender women who were attacked and killed by two gunmen who ambushed them in a street during the night. They were standing and talking with a larger group of people, some transgender, others not, when they were attacked.

Shah Zaib Tanveer
Rawalpindi, Pakistan
9-May-2015
Zaib is one of three transgender women who were attacked and killed by two gunmen who ambushed them in a street during the night. They were standing and talking with a larger group of people, some transgender, others not, when they were attacked.

Saima Shazadi
Rawalpindi, Pakistan
9-May-2015
Saima is one of three transgender women who were attacked and killed by two gunmen who ambushed them in a street during the night. They were standing and talking with a larger group of people, some transgender, others not, when they were attacked.

Sabrina Ferreira de Castro
Goiânia, Goiás, Brazil
10-May-2015
She was shot and killed by a police sergeant. Sabrina was 21 years old.

Yenilet
Maracaibo, Zulia, Venezuela
11-May-2015
She was discovered beaten and partially unclothed in the backyard of a house. Police believe she may have fallen or been pushed into the yard from a hill that backed the fence.

La Monique de Roma
Butantã, São Paulo, Brazil
14-May-2015
La Monique was shot and killed during a robbery. She was 43 years old.

Vandressa Vinnitt
Realengo, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil
18-May-2015
Vandressa was shot to death. She was 29 years old.

Ticiane Abravanel
Recife, Pernambuco, Brazil
18-May-2015
Ticiane was at a bar with friends when a man came up to their table and shot her seven times. She was 21 years old.

Jean Waltrick
Lages, Santa Catarina, Brazil
23-May-2015
Jean was killed by multiple gunshots to the head. her body was found in a drainage ditch alongside a highway. She was 27 years old.

Barbara Sodre
Sergipe, Brazil
25-May-2015
Barbara was stabbed to death by a man she had argued with about money. She had recently started training to become a nurse, wanting to leave street work because of its dangers. Barbara was 29 years old.

Priscilla Soares da Silva
Dois Riachos, Alagoas, Brazil
29-May-2015
Priscilla was shot by two men on a motorcycle. She was 23 years old.

Mercedes Williamson
30-May-2015
Theodore, Alabama
Mercedes was found stabbed to death and buried in a wooded field on June 2 in George County, Mississippi. She was last seen by a friend she was staying with on May 30, when she left the home for a day at “the bay”. Josh Brandon Vallum, who reportedly told his father about committing the homicide, has been arrested. Mercedes was 17 years old.

Francela (Miguel) Méndez
Sonsonate, El Salvador
30-May-2015
Francela was an activist for the rights and health of LGBTQI people, and managed a program to prevent HIV, STIs, and TB in San Salvador. She and another woman were murdered.

Regina Teixeira da Silva
Fortaleza, Ceará, Brazil
31-May-2015
She was stabbed to death by a man who was visiting her in her home. By the time the police responded, they found her dead and a small fire taking hold in the house.

Andréia Amado
Porto Alegre, Rio Grande do Sul, Brazil
4-Jun-2015
Andréia was shot to death in the street. She had once worked as a make-up artist and was known as a quiet person in her neighborhood. Andréia was 29 years old.

Pamela
Lomas de Zamora, Argentina
5-Jun-2015
She was attacked and shot by three people. Pamela was 34 years old.

Kelly Silva
Uberaba, Minas Gerais, Brazil
9-Jun-2015
Kelly received 16 stab wounds to her neck and arm. She was 31 years old.

Kauane da Silva
Santa Maria, Rio Grande do Sul, Brazil
13-Jun-2015
Kauane was found lying in the street in front of her home with a gunshot to the head. She dies before she could be transported to the hospital. She was 35 years old.

Paloma
(Eder Manuel) Mieles Tejada
San Marcos, Sucre, Colombia
18-Jun-2015
Paloma was a trans* activist. She was shot in the face and killed instantly. Paloma was 28 years old.

Unidentified Woman
San Pablo del Monte, Tlaxcala, Mexico
18-Jun-2015
She was found strangled in a cemetery.


Jasmine Salome Zavala
San Salvador, El Salvador
18-Jun-2015
Salome was shot to death in the street.

Laura Vermont
São Paulo, Brazil
20-Jun-2015
Laura was assaulted in the street by a group of unidentified people. When police were summoned to assist her, they instead fired at least one shot at her, striking her in the arm. They lied about shooting at her, falsified a witness account and accused her of stealing a car and driving it into a wall, causing her death. The autopsy showed that Laura died as a result of brain trauma and respiratory failure. The police officers were indicted for procedural fraud and perjury, and are awaiting trial. Laura was 18 years old.

Unidentified Woman
Anápolis, Goiás, Brazil
22-Jun-2015
She had been missing for a week when her body was found in a thicket, with signs of torture, rape, and at least one gunshot. She was a young person in her teens or early 20s.

Unidentified Woman
Chihuahua, Mexico
22-Jun-2015
She was found severely beaten and had a fractured cheekbone, nose, and jaw. She died from asphyxiation prior to being shot in the head four times. She is thought to have been between 20 and 30 years old.

Jess Shipps
Hampton, Virginia
23-Jun-2015
Jess was a transgender military veteran of the United States Air Force. She took her own life due to the struggles very often faced by transgender women. She is remembered for helping others through work with SPARTA and through YouTube videos. Jess was 31 years old.

Isabelly (Sidney) Araújo Claudino
Dourados, Mato Grosso do Sul, Brazil
23-Jun-2015
Isabelly was shot in the chest by a man who was soon arrested. She was attended by Emergency Services and taken to a nearby hospital, but died soon after arriving. Isabelly was 19 years old.

Jasmine Collins
Kansas City, Missouri
23-Jun-2015
Jasmine was stabbed to death in an argument. She was 32 years old.

Angie Ferreira
Comayagüela, Tegucigalpa, Honduras
26-Jun-2015
Angie was shot three times by a man seated in a car on the bridge she was crossing. She was an education teacher and a student at the National Pedagogical University Francisco Morazan. 

Jose Antonio Tino Hidalgo
Tapachula, Chiapas, Mexico
27-Jun-2015
She was brutally beaten and decapitated. She was 26 years old.

Bruna (A. M.) Mendes de Jesus 
Itapebi, Bahia, Brazil
29-Jun-2015
Bruna was killed by multiple gunshot wounds. She was in a bar,putting on makeup, when six heavily armed men arrived on motorcycles. Two of them entered the bar and called to her, then opened fire. Bruna was 27 years old.

Unidentified Woman
Manaus, Amazonas, Brazil
30-Jun-2015
She died as the result of multiple gunshot wounds to the back and abdomen which were fired by men riding on a motorcycle.

Barbie (Pedro Johan) Bolivar
Vargas, Venezuela
2-Jul-2015
Barbie was killed by her partner. She was 24 years old.

Jesús Garcia Hernández
Potrerillos, Cortés, Honduras
3-Jul-2015
She was found dead from gunshot wounds alongside a highway. She was 21 years old.

Daya Rani Kinnar
Ghaziabad, India
3-Jul-2015
Daya was killed in her home by her nephew-in-law with a single gunshot to the head. The man was angry over his marriage to her niece. Daya was 65 years old.

Muhammad Irfan
Islamabad, Pakistan
3-Jul-2015

Karol Melo
Manaus, Amazonas, Brazil
3-Jun-2015
Karol died as a result of suffocation. She was 30 years old.

Unidentified Woman
Cacoal, Rondônia, Brazil
5-Jul-2015
She was found laying in the street with a deep cut wound in her neck and profuse bleeding. Emergency services were called to transport her to the hospital, but she succumbed to her wound shortly after arrival.

Unidentified Women
San Nicolas, Cali, Colombia
6-Jul-2015
She was shot several times in the chest. She was between 40 and 50 years old.

Unidentified Woman
San Nicolas, Cali, Colombia
6-Jul-2015
She died of multiple stab wounds delivered by a group of men who chased her in a van. She died in the hospital. She was 39 years old.

Bruna Toro
Campo Grande, Mato Grosso, Brazil
9-Jul-2015
She was attacked by four people, beaten with sticks and stones, and then stabbed 7 times. She was 34 years old.

India Nascimento
Recife, Pernambuco, Brazil
12-Jul-2015
India was beaten so severely with a stick that she suffered a cardiac arrest while in the hospital. She was 29 years old.

Leandro Rodrigues de Oliveira Dorta
Paulo de Faria,Pernambuco, Brazil
12-Jul-2015
Ms. Dorta was found deceased and decapitated. Two suspects found with her body engaged the police in gunfire and were killed at the scene. She was 26 years old.

Vanessa (Allen Joseph) Calaça
Goiânia, Goiás, Brazil
12-Jul-2015
Vanessa was found stoned to death in a playground, reportedly by two men after having an argument with one of them. She was 27 years old.

Ashton O’Hara
Detroit, Michigan, USA
14-Jul-2015
Ashton was found murdered in a park. Ashton identified as transgender/gender fluid and used male pronouns. He was full of love for his family and friends, and lived life on his terms. He loved kids, he loved to dance, perform at the clubs, and he loved doing hair. Ashton was 25 years old.

Carol o Shaggy (José Miguel) Álvarez
San Marcos, Sucre, Colombia
14-Jul-2015
She was riding her bike home in the company of a friend when a motorcycle carrying two men came up and someone opened fire, shooting her three times in the chest.


Unidentified Woman
Montevideo, Uruguay
15-Jul-2015
She was found dead in the street with a gunshot wound in her chest. Three years previously, there were a string of murders of transgender persons in the same area.


Thuanny Geovanna
Catalão, Goiás, Brazil
16-Jul-2015
She was killed by a hit-and-run driver in a truck. The force of the impact threw her 30 meters down the highway. Witnesses say the driver did not stop to render aid. She died at the scene. Thuanny was 29 years old.


Unidentified Woman
Serra, Espírito Santo, Brazil
16-Jul-2015
The body of this woman was uncovered by a dog digging in the backyard of a transgender woman who had gone missing on June 9, 2015. Neither the cause of death nor a positive identification were available at the time of the report.

Guilhermina (William Victor) Flor
São João Batista do Glória, Minas Gerais, Brazil
16-Jul-2015
She was strangled by the man she was dating after they argued. She was 39 years old.


Erika Aguilera
Dourados, Brazil
16-Jul-2015
Erika was killed by a gunshot wound to her back. She was 25 years old.

Gabi
Passo Fundo, Rio Grande do Sul, Brazil
17-Jul-2015
Gabi was shot three times by a man on a motorcycle. She was 32 years old.


Janaina do Nascimiento Silva
Carpina, Pernambuco, Brazil
19-Jul-2015
She was shot five times; three times in the face and twice in the shoulder. She was 22 years old
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Gaby

Valparaíso de Goiás, Brazil
19-Jul-2015
Gabi was found beaten to death in the street. She was 26 years old.

Sirenita
Peralta, Usulutan, El Salvador
19-Jul-2015
She was attending her uncle's funeral when gang members (who had killed the uncle) arrived and opened fire on the mourners with automatic weapons. Sirenita was killed, and 11 others were injured.

Giovani Francisco Perez Rivas
San Miguel, El Salvador
20-Jul-2015
Ze was abducted from hir home by several persons and taken to a remote place where they tortured hir with knives, amputated both of hir hands, and then killed hir. Ze worked as a psychologist for a government agency. Ze was 29 years old.


India Clarke

Tampa, Florida
21-Jul-2015
India, a black transgender woman, was found beaten to death near the basketball courts at the University Area Community Center. India was 25 years old.

Nephi Luthers
Georgetown, Guyana
21-Jul-2015
Nephi died from a gunshot wound. She was shot in the head when the person she was talking to pulled out a gun and fired. Nephi was 20 years old.

Unidentified Woman
Alicante, Spain
21-Jul-2015
She was found with massive trauma to her head and neck, and in cardiac arrest, in the stairwell of an apartment building. She was taken to the hospital but died of her injuries. She was 41 years old and a native of Brazil. Spanish authorities did not release her name to the media.

Casey (K.c.) Haggard
Fresno, California
23-Jul-2015
K.c. died of a knife wound to her neck which cut into her left carotid artery. She was attacked in the street by an individual in a car in front of multiple witnesses. Her attack was captured on security camera footage. She was left laying in the street for 20 minutes before a passerby called paramedics. She was pronounced dead upon arrival at the hospital. K.c. was 66 years old.

Unidentified Woman
Alta Floresta d’Oeste, Rondônia, Brazil
25-Jul-2015
She was killed by a gunshot wound to the head delivered by one of two men who came to her home on a motorcycle. She was 45 years old.

Gretel (Carlos Alejandro) Gutierrez Guzmán
Santiago de Maria, Usulutan, El Salvador
26-Jul-2015
She was attacked by a gang while walking home and shot twice in the face. She was 23 years old.


Laura Moyano
Villa Allende, Córdoba, Argentina
27-Jul-2015
Laura was found deceased at a construction site. She had been beaten in her face and her body, and her genitals had been mutilated. Laura was 35 years old.


Shade Schuler

Dallas, Texas
29-Jul-2015
Shade’s body was discovered in a field in the northeastern part of the city. She had already been deceased for some time; it took police two weeks to identify her.

Patricia (Patrick) Aparecido Alves
Santa Terezinha, Piracicaba, Brazil
3-Aug-2015
Patricia's body was found abandoned in a thicket after having been missing for a week. She was identified by a friend and her uncle. The manner of her death was not reported. Patricia was 29 years old.

Patricia Melo dos Santos
Ananindeua, Pará, Brazil
4-Aug-2014
She was found dead inside her home. She had been stabbed with a knife over 40 times, mostly in the head, neck, chest, and back. Patricia worked as a hair stylist in a local salon. She was 36 years old.

Amber Monroe
Detroit, Michigan
8-Aug-2015
Amber died of gunshot wounds. She died in Palmer Park, an area where at least three other transgender women were the victims of hate crimes in 2014. Amber’s friends describe her as an outgoing, charismatic individual who “loved to dance.” She was 20 years old.

Kandis Capri
Phoenix, Arizona
11-Aug-2015
Kandis was shot four times outside an apartment complex where she had been staying with a friend. She was pronounced from her injuries at the hospital. Kandis was 35 years old.

Tamara Dominguez
Kansas City, Missouri
15-Aug-2015
Tamara was run over repeatedly in a church parking lot by the driver of a car she had been riding in. Tamara was a native of Veracruz, Mexico, from which she had fled due to the discrimination she had suffered there. Tamara was 36 years old.

Andy
Toluca, Mexico
15-Aug-2015
Andy was working with his partner and was picked up by men in an expensive car. After they left the car, they were followed home by the men. When Andy answered the door, the men opened fire. Andy and his partner took six gunshots. Both Andy and her unidentified partner were killed.

Unidentified Woman
Toluca, Mexico
15-Aug-2015
She was working with her partner Andy, and was picked up by men in an expensive car. After they left the car, they were followed home by the men. When Andy answered the door, the men opened fire. She and Andy took six gunshots. Both she and Andy were killed.

Amanda Mariel Fernando Alves
Conceição das Alagoas, Minas Gerais, Brazil
15-Aug-2015
Mariel disappeared while on a trip away from her home in the Copacabana District in Uberaba. While she was gone, her home was broken into, burgularized, and set on fire. Police investigating the first found no sign of forced entry and the house keys in the back yard. Mariel remains missing and is presumed dead.

Vitor Hugo Ângelo dos Santos
Campos dos Goytacazes, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil
24-Aug-2015
Ms. dos Santos was shot multiple times in the head, shoulder, leg and back, in the street outside the home of a local politician. She may have been shot by the man who had given her a ride to that area on a motorcycle. She was 25 years old.

Flor (Marivaldo Jorge) da Silva Carneiro
Parintins, Amazonas, Brazil
27-Aug-2015
Flower was found beaten to death in a vacant lot after having been missing for three days. She was 39 years old.

Mau Santilla
Toluca, Mexico
28-Aug-2015
She was found beaten to death in a vacant lot.

(Cesar Gonzales) Pichihua
Ate Vitarte, Peru
30-Aug-2015
She was hit by a car when fleeing from a police action. She was 35 years old.

Waleska Rayala
Rio Grande do Norte, Brazil
2-Sep-2015
Waleska survived a knife attack in which she received over 27 wounds, and appeared to be healing, but she became short of breath during a physical therapy session at the hospital, where she later died. Waleska was a well-known dancer in the Junina Potiguar Explosion group. She was 21 years old.

Marcela Estefanya Chocobar
Rio Gallegos, Santa Cruz, Argentina
6-Sep-2015
Marcela disappeared after leaving a popular nightclub. A human skull thought to be hers was found in a vacant lot on September 14th, and confirmed by DNA testing at the end of the month. The rest of her remains have not been found. She was 26 years old.


Marcio Gadelha dos Santos
Fortaleza, Brazil
8-Sep-2014
Stabbed to death by her ex-boyfriend. She was 19 years old.


Paulinha

Pajuçara, Natal, Brazil
8-Sep-2015
Paulinha died as a result of gunshots to head and chest.

Dipa Bandyopadhyay
Shyampur, Howrah, India
11-Sep-2015
Dipa was a well-known eunuch leader. She completed her master's degree in philosophy before starting the West Bengal Eunuch Development Society. She was invited by several Hjira to attend a ceremony, and was attacked at the home where the ceremony was held. Her body was found behind the house, with severe head trauma and signs of strangulation with a wire. Dipa was 55 years old.

Unidentified Woman
Culiacan, Sinaloa, Mexico
20-Sep-2015
She was found in a rural area with two gunshot wounds. She is believed to have been between 20 and 25 years old.

J. Salino Galeano
Catalão, Goiás, Brazil
23-Sep-2015
She was found on the side of a road shot four times in the chest, face, and hand. She was taken to a hospital but died of her injuries. She was 32 years old.

Carlos Neto Alves de Matos Jr
São Paulo, Brazil
23-Sep-2015
Ms. de Matos was found buried in the home of arrested and accused serial killer, Jorge Luiz Morais de Oliveira, who targeted gay and transgender persons for his victims. She had been stabbed and her body dismembered. The bodies of at least 6 other victims have been found buried in the house. Carlos was a person living with deafness and a speech disability. She was 21 years old.

Alexia (Thomas) Alexander
Ciudad Acre, El Salvador
24-Sep-2015
She was attacked by several people who shot and stabbed her to death. She was 20 years old.

Coty Olmos
Santa Fe, Argentina
25-Sep-2015
Coty was brutally murdered in her own home. She was shot in the chest, stabbed multiple times in the back and sides, an beaten about her face and head. She was 53 years old.

Unidentified Woman
Culiacan, Sinaloa, Mexico
26-Sep-2015
She was found near a reservoir with two gunshot wounds.

Lucas Alves de Souza
Campinas, São Paulo, Brazil
30-Sep-2015
Ms. de Souza was found dead in a landfill, with a long knife penetrating through her neck and skull. She was identified by her sister. She was 22 years old.

Kiesha Jenkins
Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
6-Oct-2015
Kiesha was attacked by 5-6 men and then shot twice in the back.Kiesha was 22 years old.

Rose
Contagem, Belo Horizonte, Brazil
21-Oct-2015
She was shot in the chest at close rang by a man in a white car that called her over.

Unidentified Woman
Muribeca, Jaboatão dos Guararapes, Brazil
28-Oct-2015
She was found in a cane field, naked, and with gunshots to her head and abdomen.

Erika Pavany
8-Nov-2015
Colombo, Curitiba, Brazil
She died when she was thrown from a speeding car.

Unidentified Woman
Manaus, Brazil
12-Nov-2015
She was found dead in front of a supermarket. A watchman had seen her earlier enter a car, and then later it appeared that her body was thrown out of the vehicle before it left. The cause of death was unknown at the time of the report.

Tsuchida Yoshi
Fussa City, Tokyo, Japan
12-Nov-2015
Tsuchida was found deceased in his apartment. He was wrapped in a blanket, and his face had been skinned off. Police were summoned by a 28-year-old man who shared the apartment, and who gave conflicting accounts of his relationship with Tsuchida. He was 38 years old.



 


 


 


 


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