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ADDED ON: 01/21/2020

First murder of transgender woman in El Salvador this year reported

01/20/2020 | Washington Blade

A transgender woman was found dead in El Salvador on Jan. 17. The body of Briyit Michelle Alas, 22, was found in the Santa Margarita 2 neighborhood of Ciudad Delgado. She was not immediately identified because authorities did not find her ID documents at the scene; but she had been shot three times in her torso, once behind her ear and once in her shoulder. Authorities said Alas was killed at least 10 hours before they found her body. A source told the Blade that Alas’ family was able to identify her.

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