Saturday, January 31, 2015

Trans Woman Murdered In LA Area

/And I'm saddened to report that we are closing out the month of January with a 4th trans murder.

Was advised by longtime reader Jennifer that ABC7 in Los Angeles is reporting that a trans woman was found stabbed to death in a burned Van Nuys, CA apartment she shared with her boyfriend.

That boyfriend is a person of interest in the case.

According to the ABC7 report the deceased and her boyfriend had recently moved into the apartment located in the 14600 block of Saticoy Street.

Firefighters were called to the apartment to fight a fire at that location at 5 AM PST Saturday.  They found a woman stabbed to death on the kitchen floor and a rear bedroom on fire.

Neighbors reported to the police they heard arguing coming from the apartment at 4 PM, but police were not called at that time.

This is still a developing news situation, and when I get more details from our LA area trans family or additional news reports, I'll pass them along to you TransGriot readers.

TransGriot Update:  Our fallen sister's name is Michelle Yasmine Payne

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