Been a few weeks since I wrote my last post chronicling a 2018 death of one of our trans sisters.
Unfortunately that break is over.
TransGriot reader jade Lenore has informed of another trans sister who has been violently taken from us in Baton Rouge, LA.
Her name is Amia Tyrae Berryman, and she was 28 years old. Her body was found at 1:15 AM in the Shades Motel on Airline Highway with gunshot injuries. She died at the murder scene, and the East Baton Rouge Parish coroner will be conducting an autopsy tomorrow
And as you probably guessed, local media stating WBRZ-TV 2 misgendered her.
As of this writing we have no information about any suspects or persons of interest in this crime
She is the seventh trans woman killed in 2018 and the fourth Black trans woman this year. And yes, she’s under age 30.
If I’m made aware of any memorial vigils, I will pass on that information to you.
Rest in power and peace, Amia. We won’t rest until justice is served in your case