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Trans woman JoJo Striker murdered Jan 8th Misgendered by Media

JoJo Striker
We are just learning that JoJo Striker, a Transgender woman from Toledo was murdered over a week ago. Local media misgendered her obscuring her murder and threatened to erase her gender expression.

Police have identified her as Demajio Striker a first name which does not clearly identify gender, TransGriot broke the news yesterday identifying the victim as JoJo Striker.

The body of Demajio Striker, 23, was found on Feb. 8 in an empty garage on Austin in north Toledo.

WTOL reports that Police are working all leads but Shanda Striker, Demajio’s mother says she can’t sit back at patch so she’s doing all she can to find her killer.

Her mother believes it was a hate crime but does not say what she belives the bias was.

“The police told us to leave it alone but that will never happen because I will always search for my (child’s) killer,” said Shanda Striker, victim’s mother.

It was a single gunshot to her torso that killed the transgender woman. A crime that her mother believes was not random.

“This is a hate crime and it needs to stop,” said Shanda Striker’s, victim’s mother.

Police are looking at all possibilities for a motive but believe it may be Demajio’s criminal past that lead to her death.


Police are asking anyone with information to contact Crime Stopper at 419-255-1111.

Kelli Busey
Kelli, Busey is managing editor at Planet Transgender


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