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Transgender woman immolated in Fort Meyers

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. WBBH News for Fort Myers, Cape Coral

Anyone with information is asked to call the Fort Myers Police Department at 239-321-7700, Crime Stoppers at 1-800-780-TIPS or text message C-R-I-M-E-S (274637) Keyword FMPD.


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