Friday, December 28, 2018
Number 25- Rest In Power and Peace Regina D. Brown
We go to Orangeburg, SC to discuss our latest trans person who was taken from us far too soon in the person of 53 year old Regina Denise Brown.
The crime originally happened back on October 10 when Brown's home on 361 Sellers Avenue was reported by a woman as being on fire at 4 AM EDT that morning and called authorities. .
As the firefighters worked to put out hot spots, one of them discovered her body and asked firefighters to cease with the hot spot dousing operation Orangeburg Department of Public Safety and SC law Enforcement Division was then called in to begin the investigation into her death.
That point alone made me go hmm after reading the initial report, and had me recalling the eerie similarity with the Viccky Gutierrez case in LA earlier this year. Her body was found after her apartment was set on fire by accused killer Kevyn Ramirez.
Jenkins was subsequently charged with murder after admitting he killed Brown after a physical altercation, and had injuries on his body consistent with being in a physical altercation.
Brown is not only the second trans woman murdered in South Carolina this year, she is also the second oldest one in the US at age 53 to die. She is also the 19th African American trans and GNC person out of the 25 we have lost to anti-trans violence in 2018.
The 53 year old Brown was a beloved beautician an hairstylist in her community and is missed by all who loved her.
And may Kenneth Jenkins be tried, convicted and thrown under the jail for his crime.