(UPDATED) SF trans woman stabbed to death; Ecuadorian trans woman murdered in December

taja de jesusLEXIE CANNES STATE OF TRANS — UPDATED Feb. 7, 2015 — The suspected killer of Taja DeJesus has been found dead. From SF Weekly:

“The suspect in the stabbing death of a transgender woman was found dead behind a warehouse half a mile from the crime scene, . . .

[the suspect later identified as James Hayes] “. . . was found hanging by the neck from a fence and apparently “killed himself after the stabbing. . . .

Original article: In San Francisco, trans woman Taja DeJesus was stabbed to death on Feb 1. Police found her on the steps in front of a building in the Bayview district. EMTs pronounced her dead at the scene. A suspect fled the scene prior to the police arriving according to witnesses.

Postings on social media brought to attention the fact she was a trans woman.

In Ecuador, trans woman Marisol Almeida was found dead in her place of business on Dec. 24, 2014 according to a report in Planet Transgender. She was apparently stabbed in the neck and her body was found wrapped in sheets.

My recent commentary on trans murders: https://lexiecannes.com/2015/02/01/open-letter-to-transadvocate-re-transgender-murders/

SF suspect found dead: http://www.sfweekly.com/thesnitch/2015/02/06/suspect-in-transgender-killing-found-dead-hanging-from-a-fence

San Francisco: http://www.sfexaminer.com/sanfrancisco/woman-36-identified-as-victim-fatally-stabbed-in-bayview-on-sunday/Content?oid=2918918

Ecuador: http://planettransgender.com/ecuadorian-transgender-woman-marisol-almeida-murdered-on-christmas-eve/

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