New month, but the same old crap we have to deal with as we mourn the death of our 33 year old LA area trans sister Michelle Yasmine Payne.
Payne was found stabbed to death by firefighters called to put out a fire in the Van Nuys apartment she shared with her boyfriend in the 14600 block of Saticoy St yesterday morning.
A murder weapon was recovered at the scene, and there is a person of interest in this crime in Payne.s boyfriend. He is described as being an African-American male that stands 5 feet 8 inches tall and weighs 150 pounds.
If you have information that will result in the arrest and conviction of the perpetrator of this heinous crime , please call the Van Nuys detective desk at 818-374-0040. After-hours calls could be made to 818-374-1999.
If you also have a photo of our fallen sister, please get them to me ASAP.
In other news, LA based trans advocate Bamby Salcedo has organized a vigil for Ms. Payne that will start at 6 PM PST at the 14600 Saticoy St. location. If you can be there tonight, please do so to honor our sister who was ripped away from us far too soon.
Rest in Power, Michelle Yasmine. Your sisters will not rest until justice is served in your case.