LEXIE CANNES STATE OF TRANS — Last week, a trans woman in Brazil died after she was was shot three times in the face by two men on a motorcycle as she walked down a busy street. According to Gay Star News, the victim is Gull dos Santos. Witnesses were unable to provide any other information about the suspects who rode off after the shooting.
In Australia, police are looking into the death of trans woman Mayang Prasetyo who appears to be a victim of a murder-suicide. Prasetyo, who is reportedly from Indonesia, was found in her Brisbane apartment by police after neighbors complained about a foul odor.
A man, Marcus Volke, was reportedly seen quickly leaving the apartment when police arrived and was later found dead. It is believed the couple shared the apartment.
This murder has created an uproar in Australia over the reporting of other aspects of this story that may or may not be true. A good place to read about that is here: http://www.washingtonpost.com/blogs/worldviews/wp/2014/10/07/papers-transphobic-coverage-of-a-brutal-murder-suicide-prompts-outrage-in-australia/
UPDATE: 11-1-14 from Pink News UK:
“An Indonesian transgender woman who was brutally murdered and dismembered by her own husband has finally been laid to rest.
The remains of 27-year-old Mayang Prasetyo were discovered in her Brisbane apartment last month – while her husband Marcus Volke fled police and later took his own life.
Volke had been attempting to dispose of Ms Prasetyo’s remains by boiling them – while police theorise the murder was domestic violence that ‘got out of hand’”
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