A transgender woman was found in a river in Caloocan City last September 29 2020. The body identified was Christian “Donna” Nierra.

In a report, Caloocan police chief Col. Dario Menor said children playing near the river found the victim’s body, 23, at 1:30 p.m. Also, the children reported their odd find to members of East Bagong Silang Police Sub Station 13 in Caloocan. Northern Police District (NPD) Scene of the Crime Operatives, later on, went to the area to examine the victim’s body.

On the other hand, Bahaghari, a community-based LGBT rights organization, mourned over the death of Nierra as they call for the passage of the Sexual Orientation and Gender Identity and Expression (Sogie) bill. “While we mourn the denial of justice for our sister Jennifer Laude, another trans life is violently taken away. It is time the state acknowledge this as an emergency! We demand the urgent passage of the SOGIE Equality Bill!” read the Facebook post.

Police said they are still waiting for autopsy results and investigation is still ongoing.




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