Police seek information about the murder of Tampa trans woman Jenny De Leon

Jenny De Leon
Jenny De Leon / 

Officers found 25-year-old transgender woman Jenny De Leon, dead around 6am in the 8500 block of 9th Street, Tampa, Florida on Tuesday, Nov. 2, 2021.

Police are treating her death as a homicide.

Detectives need tips to help bring the person or people responsible for her death to justice. If you know anything about Jenny’s death or have any information about suspicious circumstances in the early morning hours of November 2, 2021, please call Crime Stoppers of Tampa Bay, Inc. at 1-800-873-8477. Case# 21-463329

Jenny, a homeless woman who was often seen in the Sulpher Springs area of Tampa had sought assistance from Tampa PFAG which posted about her on Facebook:

 "PFLAG Tampa is devastated to hear of the recent murder of Jenny De Leon,” the organization shared following the news. “Jenny, like many of the youth we encounter, attended our chapter meetings seeking support in the beginning of her transition, ultimately finding placement in a home through two PFLAG Tampa members. Jenny was an enigmatic, bright soul with enough energy to fill any room."

Viewing will be held on Saturday, November 13, by the family which is attempting to raise enough money to pay for it. So far the family has raised a small portion of the 13,000 dollar goal. Any assistance with this would be highly appreciated.

Visitation will be held on Saturday, November 13th 2021 from 1:00 PM to 3:00 PM at the Boza & Roel Funeral Hom (4730 N Armenia Ave, Tampa, FL 33603). A funeral service will be held on Saturday, November 13th 2021 from 2:00 PM to 3:00 PM at the same location.

Please consider donating to her sister's Facebook Fundraiser, and give Jenny and her family the help that they need. 

 R.I.P. Jenny De Leon

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