Tuesday, July 01, 2008

Transgender Murder in Memphis

Memphis Police Investigate Transgender Homicide
(Memphis 7/1/08) Memphis homicide detectives are trying to unravel the city's latest murder mystery.

A body was found steps away from a daycare, an abandoned apartment complex and a strip club in Memphis. The victim is transgendered.

The victim's body was found early Tuesday morning in the 32-hundred block of Whitebrook Plaza in southeast Memphis.

Advocates say transgendered people tend to be targets of crime.

Jonathan Cole with the Tennessee Equality Project says, "Transgendered individual are often the victims of crime mainly because we know that people are homophobic or transphobic."

This follows a recent incident in which a Memphis Police Officer Attacked a Transgendered Person.

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