Thursday, February 05, 2015

RIP Taja Gabrielle De Jesus

Discovered after I rushed back to my room to write the story about the protest of the opening #CC15 plenary that another trans woman has been murdered.

Her name is Taja Gabrielle De Jesus and she was 36 years old.

De Jesus was found on the steps of a building stairwell at 1400 McKinnon near Lane Street suffering from multiple stab wounds around 9 AM PST on Sunday February 1 in San Francisco's Bayview district by SFPD police officers responding to the call.

She was declared dead at the scene by paramedics, and after interviewing witnesses a suspect described as a 6 foot 1 Black male wearing a black jacked and shorts fled the scene shortly before arrival of the police.

De Jesus is now the fourth trans person killed this year, the first this month and the first trans Latina this year.

Anyone with information that will result in the capture and prosecution of the waste of DNA who killed Taja is asked to contact SFPD at (415) 575-4444.

Rest in power and peace Taja.   We will not rest until the perpetrator is caught and doing serious time for prematurely taking you away from us.

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