As I was literally finding out about the Labor Day murder of 17 year old Bailey Reeves in Baltimore,I was getting word about an even more disturbing one that happened in Clewiston, FL on September 4.
23 year old Bee Love Slater was found inside her burning caroutside the town of Clewiston, FL. Her burned beyond recognition body was only identified through her dental records.
Hendry County investigators have stated it is one of the most brutal murders they have seen yet.
Friends of Bee also stated to local media that she was in fear of her life and getting a lot of cyber bullying prior to her death.
A vigil for Slater was also held in Pahokee, FL where she lived.
Let’s get the stats out of the way. Slater is the 18th trans person we have lost to anti trans violence in 2019. She is the 17th African American one, and more infuriating to me, the 12th under age 30 that we have lost.
If you have any information that will lead to the capture and incarceration of the wastes of DNA who killed Bee, you are urged to call the Hendry County Sheriff’s Office at 863-674-5600 or Crime Stoppers at 1-800-780-TIPS (8477).
Rest in power and peace, Bee. We won’t rest until the persons who killed you are captured and justice is served in your case.