LEXIE CANNES STATE OF TRANS — Once again we learn from UK’s The Guardian of another stateside transgender murder that flew under the radar this year — this time the killing occurred in Aurora, Illinois on March 7, 2015.
Trans woman Keyshia Blige was declared dead at a hospital after being shot while driving a car and subsequently crashing the vehicle. No suspects have been arrested nor are reported details on the cause of death. Aurora police say it is not a hate crime but they are working on some theories.
Chicago media initially reported the story stating the victim was male. A follow-up story apparently alluded to a male “transitioning” and taking hormones. However, it was the victim’s friend, Sasha Love, who told The Guardian earlier this week Blige identified as transgender. Love, who states she was Blige’s best friend, says Blige was most happiest after starting transition. Love also stated Blige was a prior victim of a hate crime in which 4 men were convicted.
It looks like we are going to rely on UK media for the tracking of trans murders in the U.S.
The previous murder reported by The Guardian — Kansas City: https://lexiecannes.com/2015/08/25/second-kansas-city-trans-murder-flies-under-radar-until-uk-newspaper-ids-victim/
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