Connect with us

News

Florida Woman Was Second Transgender Person Killed Within Two Days

Facebook

A Jacksonville woman was the second transgender person to be killed within a 48-hour-period last week.

The Advocate reports 36-year-old Celine Walker was fatally shot last week. When authorities discovered her at a room at the Extended Stay America hotel on Feb. 4, she’d already been dead. Police and local media initially misgendered Walker in reports and used her birth name. When her friends called local police they do not recognize transgender individuals. The misgendering may have led to a delay in the investigation of her homicide. It also postponed national reports which would recognize Walker as the fourth known transgender person to be killed in 2018.

Walker was killed just two days after 35-year-old Tonya Harvey, who was also transgender, was found dead. In 2017, there were 27 reported killings of transgender individuals.

Trending

Sybrina Fulton, Mother of Trayvon Martin, Running for Office in Miami Sybrina Fulton, Mother of Trayvon Martin, Running for Office in Miami

Sybrina Fulton, Mother of Trayvon Martin, Running for Office in Miami

News

Charges Dropped Against Teen Violently Arrested by Two Florida Deputies Charges Dropped Against Teen Violently Arrested by Two Florida Deputies

Charges Dropped Against Teen Violently Arrested by Two Florida Deputies

News

Good Samaritan Killed After Paying for Meals at a Florida Waffle House Good Samaritan Killed After Paying for Meals at a Florida Waffle House

Good Samaritan Killed After Paying for Meals at a Florida Waffle House

News

Florida Republicans Try to Restrict Restoration of Felon Voting Rights Florida Republicans Try to Restrict Restoration of Felon Voting Rights

Florida Republicans Try to Restrict Restoration of Felon Voting Rights

News

Advertisement
Connect
Join EBONY.com