Showing posts with label Transgender Murder. Show all posts
Showing posts with label Transgender Murder. Show all posts


Trans man Alex Taylor Franco found murdered in Utah Desert

The body of transgender 21 year old Alex "Boo" Taylor Franco, 21, was found March 18, in Lehi, Utah with a single gunshot wound.

Alex, born Dec. 16, 2002, had just earned a scholarship to attend college and was loved by friends and family making his death especially tragic.

Three teens have been arrested.

Fox News Utah reports that two teens were originally arrested and on the 21st a third suspect was arrested.

The third teenager involved in the case, who was only identified as a 17-year-old boy, was taken into custody early Thursday morning, Taylorsville Police reported.

On Wednesday, the two other involved teens, ages 17 and 15 years old, appeared in court for a detention hearing.

During the hearing, it was revealed by the judge that the teens met up with Franco to sell him a gun.

Taylorsville Police said in an updated release Thursday that the teens intended to rob Franco of the money he planned to use to buy the gun.

When Franco got inside their vehicle, a white Jeep Liberty, an argument began and eventually led to Franco being killed by a single gunshot, court information reported.

A statement from law enforcement said the 15-year-old later told his girlfriend he shot and killed Franco with a 9 mm handgun. Additionally, the 17-year-old arrested Tuesday admitted he was the driver of the vehicle while Franco was being held against his will.

Taylorsville Police said there is no evidence of the case involving any hate crime or being gang or drug-related, according to Fox 13.

All three are in custody charged with various felonies in connection with the murder.

The transgender-led project TDOR Remembering Our Dead reports that 27 people have died of violence in the US from October 2023 through February 2024. We mourn our dead every November during TDOR ceremonies held across the world.

The family has asked that in lieu of flowers donations are being accepted to help with funeral costs.

Rest in peace Alex "Boo" Taylor Franco December 16, 2002 - March 17, 2024.


Transgender woman found shot to death in detroit

Trans woman murdered detroit
Corporal Dani Woods

The body of a transgender woman was found in the 13800 block of Fenkell avenue on Monday evening. She suffered multipule gunshot wounds and was pronounced dead at the scene.

"Another trans woman of color has lost their life, and so it’s devastating to the community that this occurred," said Corporal Dani Woods.

Police have not yet identified her and are searching for a motive. If you have any information they are asking that you call 313-596-2260 or Crime Stoppers at 1-800-Speak-Up.


Chicago Transgender woman Tatiana Labelle found dead in a trash bin


Tatiana Labelle.
Tatiana Labelle / Facebook

Tatiana ("Tee Tee") Labelle, 33, was found dead five days after being reported missing in a trash can Friday afternoon in Chatham on the South Side of Chicago.

The police say that she was beaten to death. An autopsy ruled her death a homicide.

Trigger warning deadnaming

"It is heartbreaking for someone to beat her to death and throw her in the trash like she was garbage," said her sister Shameika Thomas.

The TDoR Trans Lives Matters project reports that Tatiana Labelle is the 30th trans person to be murdered since the 2021 TDoR and the second transgender homicide to take place in the Chicago area during March.

R.I.P. Tatiana ("Tee Tee") Labelle


Father kills his transgender daughter, then shoots himself

Kathryn Newhouse
Kathryn Newhouse / Facebook

Around 5:45 p.m. on Saturday, Cherokee County Police responded to a Canton, Ga. home where officials confirmed Howard Newhouse, 57, shot and killed his 19-year-old daughter, Kathryn Newhouse, before killing himself, cbs46 reports

Her brother, Cris, was awoken Saturday evening with a voice mail and texts telling him about the tragic news. He told cbs46 that he wanted to add some context to the story. He said his sister, a transgender woman, had suffered from years of mental health issues.

He said that Kathryn had just been released from a mental health facility before her father shot and killed her.

Rest In Peace Kathryn Newhouse.


Transgender woman Murdered in Houston

Police say her boyfriend arrived and found the door was unlocked, and there was no sign of a break-in.

A transgender woman was found shot to death in her southwest Houston Apartment on Dunlap and Clarewood streets Saturday evening.

According to ABC 13, the yet unnamed woman lived alone and was found by her boyfriend about 8pm on Saturday evening.

Neighbors reportedly told investigators that they didn't hear gunshots so police are assuming that she was murdered earlier in the day when fewer people were at home.

The latest murder is the seventh transgender murder to occur in the greater Houston area and the 13th to occur in Texas since January 1, 2020, according to the TDoR Translivesmatters website.


Man arrested in connection with the 2019 murder of Bee Love Slater

Bee Love Slater (L) Marcus Lynell Thompson (R)

The Hendry County Sheriff's Office arrested Marcus Lynell Thompson in connection with the death of Transgender woman Bee Love Slater.

Investigators found the 23-year-old's body in a burned out vehicle on Sept. 4, 2019.

The Hendry County Sheriff’s Office said Marcus Lynell Thompson, 35, is charged with being an accessory after the fact to first-degree murder and arson in the killing of 23-year-old Bee Love Slater.

Detectives did not reveal more details or the motive of the killing at a press conference but said they were confident they were going to solve the murder and there would be more arrests. It is not yet clear if Thompson knew Slater.

Sheriff Steve Whidden made the announcement Wednesday afternoon.


Bay Area Transgender woman killed on Castro Street Friday Morning

Nikai David
Nikai David / KTVU 

Oakland Police responding to a report of shots fired at 4am Friday morning found transgender woman Nikai David, 33, on Castro Street suffering from a gunshot wound.

She died at the scene.

"Nikai was really sweet. She was a happy, fun person,"

Ashlee Banks told KTVU that she is saddened that Nikai David of Hayward, a friend she considered to be a sister, was shot and killed.

"I was really devastated when I found out, when I got the news," said Banks.

Police said at this point there is no evidence of a hate crime and do not have a suspect in custody.

The Remebering our dead project reports that a record high 74 US trans deaths were mourned during the 2021 TDoR and 12 deaths have been reported to date for the 2022 TDoR.

The TDoR, a transgender-led initiative began record-keeping in 1999 by a small group, including Gwendolyn Ann Smith, to memorialize the murder of transgender woman Rita Hester in Allston, Massachusetts. By 2010, TDoR was observed in over 185 cities throughout more than 20 countries.

Media Resources:

Trans Lives Matter Info.

Transgender Europe(TGEU) TDoR project

Rest In Peace Nikai David


Transgender bride Nuray Nuriyev murdered in Azerbaijan

Nuray Nuriyev
Nuray Nuriyev

Twenty-seven-year-old transgender woman Nuray Nuriyev was murdered on August 22 in Baku, Azerbaijan. The newlywed was found stabbed and burned Friday in the town of Puta, apparently just days after being married.

Ministry of Internal Affairs, Police Colonel Ehsan Zakhidov, said on Wednesday, August 25, that an arrest had been made. “A criminal case was immediately opened. In the course of the investigation, it was established that the killed is a resident of Aghdam region, 27-year-old Nuray Nuriyev, ”Ehsan Zakhidov told reporters.

Mirshahid Mehdiyev, a resident of the Agjabedi region, was detained as a suspect in the murder.

The speed with which the suspect was apprehended was at least partly due to a protest at the Ombudsman's office in which protesters demanded a meeting with the Ombudsman Sabina Aliyeva.

The LGBT+ community protested her murder bringing attention to the brutality of the act.


TransLatina woman Chyna Carrillo Murdered in Pennsylvania

Twenty-five-year-old Transgender woman Chyna Carrillo was beaten to death Thursday in western Pa

Officers Black and Long, Public information officers for the Butler State police barracks identified victim as a transgender woman in their first reports. 

Following that they tweeted a statement deadnaming her despite knowing that she is transgender.

Multiple messages left for Officer Black have not been returned.
We spoke with Dana Rasmussen, treasurer and board member for TransFamily of NWPS, a support group created to serve the transgender community of Northwestern PA.

Dana was horrified that her murder happened so close and equally upset that the state police knew that the victim was transgender yet choose to deadname her.

Knowing that the victim was originally from the Springfield Arkansas area Dana contacted Lisa Stewart President of the Local Transgender Equality Network. Stewart confirmed with 
Rasmussen that her name was Chyna Carrillo and that she was a transgender woman. 

Her aunt Mayra Carrillo asked if we could include her 21st birthday picture.
Her loving aunt asked that we tell everyone that "She was so full of love and light."

Chyna Carrillo identifies on Facebook bio as a "Proud Preop TransLatina! Outspoken, Unapologetic, Lethal Mind and Killer Looks

And gorgeous. Chyna Carrillo Instagram pictures clearly show a proud TransLatina woman.

We owe a debt of gratitude to Dana 
Rasmussen for her dedication and proficient detective work. Thank you Dana. We can now #SayHerName 

Chyna Carrillo.

Original Post From This Morning Continues Below

Police shot and killed a man who murdered a 24-year-old Hispanic transgender woman in New Wilmington, Pennsylvania on Thursday. The transgender woman was taken to St. Elizabeth hospital in Youngstown where she died state police confirmed.

Neither the transgender victims or officers name have been released at this time according to News 4.

 According to police they responded to a call at a home on South New Castle Street where they found the suspect beating a woman with a blunt instrument. Police said when officers told the suspect to stop the attack, the suspect refused. Officers then opened fire, killing the suspect.

Police said the victim, a transgender woman, died from her injuries at the hospital. This incident caused the New Wilmington Area School District to temporarily lockdown at the request of police.

Neighbors called this incident an “unfortunate situation.” Update: State Police know that the victim is transgender but Stae police have only given us her dead name.
R.I.P. Chyna Carrillo


Wanted Dantiier Powell for the murder of Fontana Trans Woman Domonique Newburn

Dantjier Powell, 18
FONTANA, Calif. (KTLA) — Police continued their search on Friday for an 18-year-old man wanted in connection with the murder of a transgender woman in Fontana.
Dantiier Powell may be trying to leave the state, possibly by bus, police said.
He was believed to be traveling with 25-year-old Jamie Nicole Cotton, of Highland.Powell was described as black, 5 foot 8 inches tall and 155 pounds, with an average build and dark complexion.
Powell was being sought in the murder of 31-year-old Domonique Newburn, who friends said was a transgender woman.
Read more: KTLA