Another possible anti-LGBT murder in Puerto Rico

Published: September 13, 2010

Puerto Rican authorities continue to investigate the death of two transgender women found dead on a local highway.

El Nuevo Día reported local police discovered the bodies of "two men who were dressed in women’s clothes" along Highway 512 in Juana Díaz around 2:30 a.m. on Monday, Sept. 13. The newspaper said both victims, who were between 20- and 25-years-old, were shot in the head.

El Nuevo Día further reported authorities arrested a 28-year-old man in connection with the murders after they found blood and human tissue inside his car. Pedro Julio Serrano of the National Gay and Lesbian Task Force urged Puerto Rican authorities to investigate the deaths as hate crimes.

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