A 64-year-old former parliamentarian, she was found dead at her home in the Boa Esperança neighborhood, with marks of violence on her face; case was registered as homicide
The ex-councilwoman Madalena Leite, the first transvestite to be elected in the city of Piracicaba, not inside of Sao Paulo, died this Wednesday, 7. The information was confirmed by City Councill the city. The former parliamentarian was 64 years old and was found dead at her home in the Boa Esperança neighborhood, with marks of violence on her face. A neighbor, who found the body of Madalena on the sofa in the living room, called the police when he realized that the gate of the residence was just leaning. According to a note, the body of the ex-councilwoman was sent to the Medical Legal Institute (IML) and, so far, there are no suspects for the crime. The case was referred to the State Department of Criminal Investigations (Deic) of Piracicaba, where it was registered as a homicide. The wake took place this afternoon from 12pm to 3pm.
Elected councilor in 2012, Madalena received 3,035 votes, having the second best performance in the PSDB in that election. At the time, she had been a community leader for 25 years, being considered an icon in the city. In early 2016, Madalena asked to leave the Chamber alleging health reasons, after discovering prostate cancer. In the following elections, he withdrew his candidacy, saying that, in addition to health issues, he had suffered racist and homophobic assaults on social networks during his term in the legislature.