There have, so far, been 8 murders of Transwomen in the United States in 2015. This space will be used to track those cases--and any new murders that happen--and any relevant news related to them.
8. Kristina Grant Infiniti (Reinwald), died February 15, 2015, Miami, Florida. 46 years old, originally ruled a suicide and now being investigated as a homicide, possibly domestic-violence related.
Police Investigating Murder of Kristina Grant Infiniti (2/19)
7. Bri Golec, died February 13, 2015, Akron, Ohio. 22 years old and stabbed to death by her father. Kevin Golec has been charged with Murder and Felony Domestic Violence.
Ohio Murder May Mark Sixth Killing of a Trans Woman in U.S. this Year (2/16)
Father Stabs his Trans Child to Death, Tells Police it was a Cult (2/17)
6. Penny Proud, died February 10, 2015, New Orleans, Louisiana. 21 years old and shot to death by an unidentified assailant.
New Orleans Police: Trans Woman Penny Proud was Killed in a Robbery (2/16)
5. Taja Gabrielle de Jesus, died February 1, 2015, San Francisco, California. 36 years old and stabbed to death in a stairwell. The suspected assailant was found soon thereafter, dead of an apparent suicide.
Suspect Found Dead as Family, Friends Mourn Death of San Francisco Trans Woman (2/9)
4. Yazmin Vash Payne, died January 31, 2015, Los Angeles, California. 33 years old and stabbed to death by her live-in boyfriend. Ezekial Dear, 25, turned himself in to police.
Transgender Woman found dead in burning Los Angeles Apartment (2/2)
3. Ty Underwood, died January 26, North Tyler, Texas. 24 years old and shot and killed by a man she had been dating. Police have charged Charlton Ray Champion, Jr., with first-degree murder.
Suspect Charged in Murder of Texas Trans Woman (2/11)
2. Lamia Beard, died January 17, 2015, Norfolk, Virginia. She was shot and killed by an unidentified assailant.
Trans Woman of color Murdered in Virginia (1/23)
1. Goddess Edwards, died January 9, 2015, Louisville, Kentucky. 20 years old and shot and killed in the parking lot of a hotel. Henry Gleaves, II, was arrested and charged with murder.
Another African-American Trans Woman Killed in Kentucky (1/28)