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Pantyman was murdered in his apartment last weekend

On the weekend, a well known in the area young man, 34 years old, called Jose Batista Figueroa (Boca Chula), or “Pantyman” found hanged  in his apartment in the sector Reparto Olivares, near Hotel Mountan View at Calle José Eugenio Khunhardt, Puerto Plata. He had a bedsheet tied around his neck. Police and judicial authorities are investigating the case to determine whether it was a suicide or a criminal act.

According to local people who knew him well enough, some of them saw him hours prior to the horrific event, and found him in a very happy go lucky mood as usual. So the suicide option is likely out of the question. Pantyman was openly gay, and a respected and loved man in the Sosua – Cabarete area.

“In the photo above is a lovely young man, with a big smile on his face, his name is Jose, he is known in Sosua, in the Dominican Republic as ‘ the pantyman’. He used to walk up and down the main streets and on the beach selling panties. He was fun, kind and always had a smile. He was brave enough to live his life as a gay man in a country that doesn’t accept or understand this life choice. On the weekend he died. He was murdered. In his home. Hanged with his own bedsheets. Then photographed, and the photo of him dead was posted on FB. He was a sweet innocent soul who didn’t deserve to die in fear or in terror and pain.”

A group of expats is organizing a private farewell  gathering to celebrate the life of ‘the Pantyman”, José Batista Figuereo on Saturday, July 30th.

Source: Puerto Plata Digital, Facebook
July 26, 2016

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