The National Coalition of Anti-Violence Programs (NCAVP) mourns the death of Mia Henderson, a transgender woman of color in Baltimore, Maryland. According to media reports, Mia was discovered in an alley early on Wednesday, July 16th, while police were serving a search warrant in the area. According to police, she appears to have died from trauma to the body, indicating homicide.
The National Coalition of Anti-Violence Programs (NCAVP) mourns the double homicides of Ahmed Said, 27, and Dwone Anderson-Young, 23, which occurred in the early morning hours of June 1, in the Central District of Seattle. According to local media sources, Ali Muhammad Brown, 30, has been charged with two counts of aggravated first-degree murder, and may have targeted the two men using an online dating or hook up app. According to local law enforcement, police have not ruled out the possibility that this double homicide was hate-motivated. According to prosecutors, Said and Anderson-Young did not know their alleged killer, and there appeared to be no additional motive, such as robbery, for the homicides. Brown is currently at large and is suspected in a recent car-jacking in New Jersey.
The National Coalition of Anti-Violence Programs (NCAVP) mourns the death of Tiff Edwards who was found shot to death in Walnut Hills, Ohio, a suburb of Cincinnati, on Thursday, June 26th. According to local media reports she was discovered by a sanitation worker and her body was lying in the middle of the road.
The National Coalition of Anti-Violence Programs (NCAVP) mourns the death of Yaz'min Shancez, a transgender woman of color who was found dead on Thursday, June 19th behind a Budget Truck Rental on Powell Street in Fort Myers, Florida. According to local media reports, local police believe her death to be a homicide, and her body had been burned. Yaz'min's relatives are speaking to press saying they believe this to be a hate crime. On Sunday night, June 22nd, Yaz'min's family and friends held a vigil to honor her life.
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