Law enforcement stated they'd labeled the deaths as a detest crime following your remains of two women were located in a severely burned car a week ago.
Per week as soon as the system of two transgender women comprise in a poorly burned vehicle in Puerto Rico, the authorities claimed Thursday people had arrested two guy associated with the killings and had turned all of them up to the F.B.I.
The men, Juan Carlos Pagan Bonilla, 21, and Sean Diaz de Leon, 19, happened to be used into custody on Wednesday but have not just been billed, per Capt. Teddy Morales, the principle of unlawful investigations for that police force in Humacao, on Puerto Rico’s east region, in which the women’s stays are available on April 22.
The man said the F.B.I. got bought out the fact and had been examining Mr. Pagan Bonilla and Mr. Diaz de Leon for feasible civil-rights infractions.
“We are classifying it as a hate criminal activity simply because they happened to be interacting with all the sufferers, and as soon as they learn these people were transgender women, these people decided to kill them,” chief Morales explained on sunday.
The police said they certainly were waiting autopsy leads to regulate how women was basically murdered. Activists have got recognized the ladies as Layla Pelaez, 21, and Serena Angelique Velazquez, 32, two buddies whom lived-in new york. His or her stays had been realized after a person named 911 to document a burned vehicle under a bridge on a desolate road in Humacao, prior to 5 a.m. on April 22, skipper Morales mentioned.