The Chicago Sun-Times is reporting Ciara Minaj Carter, 31, a transgender woman, was fatally stabbed and left for dead in an abandoned building.
She had apparently been arguing with an unidentified man before being stabbed multiple times in the West Garfield Park neighbourhood of Chicago, late on Wednesday (October 3).
An autopsy found she died from “multiple sharp force injuries” and her death is being treated as a homicide.
via Pink News:
The LGBT+ rights organisation Human Rights Campaign said in a statement on Thursday: “HRC mourns Ciara Minaj Carter, a Black trans woman found fatally stabbed yesterday in Chicago.
“Carter’s death is the 22nd known killing of a trans person in 2018 — and the second Black trans woman to be killed in Chicago in the last 5 weeks. #SayHerName”
LaSaia Wade, who runs Chicago trans advocacy group Brave Space Alliance, criticised the Chicago Police Department.
Wade said: “It feels like we are being targeted.
“I’m frustrated and upset with the lack of cases turning around. There is a lack of needs for our safety from police.”