THIS REPORT IS EVIDENCE IN AN ONGOING LEGAL PROCESS
In May 3 2017, Lesvy Berlin Rivera Osorio was found strangled in the Main Campus of the National Autonomous University of Mexico. Local authorities were quick to dismiss the case as a suicide and communicated criminalizing remarks about the victim, causing outrage and protests. The lawyers at the Fray Vitoria Human Rights Center have sued Lesvy’s presumed murderer, her boyfriend, and hired me alongside 6 other experts to create reports studying the cases’ evidence and context.
As an architect I was to create a forensic architecture audiovisual document, using the available security camera footage and a LiDar/Laser scan of the spaces where events took place leading up to and immediately after Lesvy’s murder. The main conclusions behind my report are that Lesvy and her boyfriend were indeed present in the space and time surrounding her death, and secondly, that her body was exhibited in a public space, which according to the Mexican Penal Code, is one of the conditions that qualify her murder as feticide, a serious crime.