Paulett Gonzalez, who won the title Gay Beauty Queen in 2015 in the state of Nayarit, was found burned in the town of Celaya, in the state of Guanajuato, official sources confirmed to EFE.
Luis Jean González Virgen, 24 and known as Paulett, was a native of Puerto Vallarta and had been missing since early June travelling to Guanajuato to visit a friend.
Parents identified the victim Friday, after genetic tests determined the identity because the body was completely burnt.
Following the disclosure of the news, the wall of Paulett’s Facebook profile was filled with messages of condolence to the relatives and affectionate dedications. Friends and acquaintances defined her as a “charismatic, simple and friendly” person.
According to the NNC president of Civil Association, Mara Red, the girl was brutally murdered and subsequently burned, they do not rule out the possibility that it is a hate-crime.
Homophobia and transphobia are a serious problem in Mexico, they accounted for 1,310 killed from 1995 to April 2016; 1,021 gay men, 265 women and 24 trans women.