Thugs stoned a trans woman to death in Brazil in a dawn attack on Wednesdau (8 February).
The unidentified woman was killed at around 4:30am near the Cove in Guarujá, a 310,000 city in São Paulo state.
Based on injuries to her face and chest, detectives believe her murderers used stones to attack the woman.
Beside the victim’s body, police also found a blood-stained brick, which was handed over to forensics to see whether it was part of the crime.
The woman was found on a corner of the Avenida Dom Pedro I, where authorities say she was offering sexual services.
Military personnel were alarmed to the scene. They called an emergency ambulance, but doctors found the woman already dead when they arrived.
So far, there is no suspect, but the police’s homicide department is looking for the woman’s killer.
Brazilian’s labor market is largely closed to transgender people.
Only a minority of trans people have a university education or work in high-earning jobs.
Often, the only professions open to them are nursing, domestic services, hairdressing, gay entertainment and prostitution.
In some cases, people who work a main job also double as sex workers.