ADDED ON: 06/20/2020

Death of trans doctor in Mexico sparks new fears over LGBT+ violence

06/19/2020 | Reuters

Mexican authorities said on Friday they were investigating the death of a leading transgender health advocate whose body was found dumped by a motorway, reigniting fears over the safety of trans people in the country. Elizabeth Montano, a transgender doctor who worked at the Mexican Social Security Institute, had been reported missing for nearly 10 days, authorities said, before her body was found near the town of Tres Marias, some 50 kilometers south of Mexico City. The Mexican capital prosecutor’s office said it was collaborating with the Morelos state justice system to follow up on the investigation and “deliver results soon.” “We are in contact with (Montano’s) family to whom we send our solidarity,” said Mexico City Mayor Claudia Sheinbaum on Twitter. “We expect a prompt result of the investigations from prosecutors.”

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