THE GUERRILLA ANGEL REPORT — [Updated, see below.] The dead woman, reportedly migrated from Peru, was found October 4th in a forest near Saint-Martin-de-Boscherville. The body appeared burned and while authorities are investigating and have made no official announcement as to the cause, trans activists fear Cassandra may have been burned to death.
News reports say she most recently a sex worker living in or near Rouen. Trans activists say a recently enacted law that is forcing sex workers to operate under more dangerous conditions. They also say they’re concerned about the lack of legislative action to head off the murders of trans people.
(Note to readers: Due to the translation glitches, I am not entirely how many trans murders occurred in France this year. Trans group “ACCEPTESS-T” stated that there have been 12 deaths. This number may include other causes, such as AIDS. The group is however, saddened with number of deaths in 2012 and will be remembering these deaths on TDOR (Transgender Day of Remembrance).
UPDATED – Nov. 8, 2012: Here’s an article with more information. It has been translated:
“A trans woman, found dead in a forest near Rouen
Posted by Julien Massillon | In Society
According to information from Normandy Paris, Cassandra, 39, was a sex worker from Peru. His body, chest partially burned, was found Sunday morning by a hunter in the forest of Roumare, near Rouen. According to the latest information, she had been strangled. The gendarmes Company of Rouen and Research Section are currently investigating to try to learn more about the circumstances of the homicide.
Arrived in Paris a few years ago, Cassandra had contacted the association Acceptess-T. Director of the structure, Giovanna Rincon remembers a woman “weakened” and suffering from health problems. Living in a very precarious situation, Cassandra had gone to live in Rouen about two years ago. She had found an apartment today placed under seal. From Paris Normandie, she was accustomed to work close to the place of Boulingrin.
But Saturday night, she did not return home, according to her neighbor Jennifer, also a sex worker. “When I got home, I hit the wall as they do whenever us to tell the other one is back and everything is fine, but I have not had a response,”-she told the regional newspaper. It’s a few hours later the body was discovered Cassandra. Insofar as it did not have family in France, the police are very reluctant to provide information about her, Giovanna Rincon regrets. His association plans to organize a collection to provide funeral the deceased and to repatriate his remains in Peru.”
Thanks to Helene Hazera for the tips.
Both sources are in French: Rouen : un travesti retrouvé mort en forêt, partiellement brûlé – Tendance Ouest.
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