Arrest made in September killing of British Columbian trans woman

January Marie Lapuz (Photo: Facebook)

January Marie Lapuz (Photo: Facebook)

THE GUERRILLA ANGEL REPORT — New Westminster, BC police charged Charles Jameson “Jamie” Neel with the September 30th killing of trans woman January Marie Lapuz. After being found at her home stabbed, Lapuz later died at a hospital. Other than adding that Neel has no criminal record and that they are still looking for a motive, the police made no further comment.

I checked several other Vancouver BC area news sources and there is no further information available at this time.

I wrote about Lapuz’ death two months ago, this is what people said about her:

“She would volunteer as a host at our social events, help us out with fundraising and she’d even perform. … She did a great Beyonce and she was a great singer and dancer. She was the life of the party. She made everybody laugh. We already miss her a lot.” . . . “The obstacles she overcame as an immigrant, as a transgender person, as a person in poverty … she really overcame a lot. …


Lapuz was also on my TDOR 2012 list:

Arrest info (not much more than what I’ve already shared): Man charged in Sept. 30 slaying of New Westminster woman.

I’ll keep you updated.

January Marie Lapuz (Photo: Facebook)

January Marie Lapuz (Photo: Facebook)


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4 replies

  1. A lovely young woman and a sad reminder of what can happen when one of us chooses to live openly and out.

  2. Glad to hear some progress is being made on this. Didn’t know her, but I recognize her from a dating site–I was interested in dating her (though we live a bit too far apart–I’m near Victoria).

  3. So Sad that this has happened! May January rest in Perfect Peace with God!!! ❤


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