Monday, August 31, 2009
More tragedy in our Trans family.
Last week, Tyli'a "NaNa Boo" Mack was found with many stab wounds on a sidewalk; within 3o minutes, she was dead.
Now, her family are looking for witnesses to help solve this senseless murder.
The family of a 21-year-old transgender woman who was stabbed to death on a Northwest Washington street appealed Thursday for witnesses to come forward and help police identify a suspect in the case.
Mack was pronounced dead about 30 minutes later at Howard University Hospital, police said. A second victim, whom police did not identify, was taken to a nearby hospital and was in stable condition and expected to survive her injuries.
Acting Lt. Brett Parson, who oversees the D.C. police's Gay & Lesbian Liaison Unit, said homicide investigators working on the case listed the incident as a "possible" hate crime.
"This determination is based on some information obtained during the early stages of the investigation that indicated some homophobic language may have been used during the attack," Parson said. "This determination is only preliminary and the final determination as to motive will be developed as the investigation continues."
Police on Wednesday released a flyer displaying a photo of Mack and announcing they were offering a $25,000 reward for information leading to the arrest and conviction of the person or persons responsible for her death.
The family held a candlelight vigil to commemorate her life. I hope someone comes forward.