The homicide victim found burned behind a vehicle rental facility at 2807 Fowler Street on Thursday has been identified by a stepmother as a transgender woman.
Shannon Adams says Yazmin Shancez, 27, is the victim of a hate crime. No arrests have been made in what authorities call a homicide.
“I don’t know but it’s not fair. It shouldn’t have happened to him. He’s different but you know everybody’s deserves to live their life the way that they want,” said Adams, “He’s a young kid, he had his whole life ahead of him. It was just starting.”
Source Trigger warning misgendering, victim blaming.
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