In what is becoming an epidemic another black transgender woman stabbed to death in Philadelphia over the weekend.
Maya Young, 25, was found lying on the highway with multiple stab wounds to the neck and chest at 11.50pm Saturday February 22nd.
Young was taken to hospital where she was pronounced dead at 12.21am.
Police said a motive was unknown at this time and an investigation was ongoing.
According to the TransHealth Information Project, friends described Young as ‘truly a funny girl who was mad REAL and LOYAL.’
‘The community is heartbroken once again with the senseless slaying of another transgender woman of color,’ the group said.
At least 21 transgender women of color were murdered in the US last year, two of whom in Philadelphia.