Brookly BreYanna Stevenson, Oklahoma, age 31 Murdered
The body of a transgender woman of Colour as discovered when police officers called to a disturbance found the body.
Brooklyn BreYanna Stevenson, 31, was brutally murdered and police are seeking those Connected to the motel where her body lay.
“This person had trauma to their body consistent with homicide,” police spokesman Gary Knight told the station. “I can’t go into the type of trauma they had or what we believe killed them.”
There have been no arrests, and police have not determined a motive, he said.
Brooklyn Stevenson’s family released a statement to the TV station, saying, “We are heartbroken. Brooklyn BreYanna was a beautiful daughter, sister and friend with a giving and loving heart.
We pray that those who committed this heinous crime will be identified and Brooklyn will receive justice.” The family has set up a GoFundMe page to raise money to help with burial costs.
Police seek tips as to what exactly happened Surrounding the events that took Stevenson’s life.
It is raising concerns and questions among the city’s small transgender community.
Federal statistics show lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender people who often will be of the target in U.S. hate crimes, which is why Stevenson’s murder is creating ripples in Oklahoma City’s LGBTQ community, primarily as Stevenson was a person of colour.