Sasha Wall: 29-Year-Old Transgender Woman Found Shot To Death In South Carolina
Sasha Wall. Say her name. Her death signifies yet another murder of a transgender woman in the United States.
So far this year, seven other transgender people have been killed in cold blood.
Wall's body was found in her black Toyota Carolla on a South Carolina road on the morning of April 1, 2018. She was slumped over the wheel, her body riddled with bullets, including in her neck and shoulder.
“Whoever it was, was angry," Sheriff Jay Brooks said of the killer, according to FOX 46. "You could tell by the number of shots."
The 29-year-ol,d was initially misgendered by local media, was found in rural Chesterfield County by a passing motorist. The car was still running, according to local reports.
Authorities don't have a suspect at this time, but speculate that Wall knew her killer.
According to GLAAD, these are the transgender people killed in 2018 that we know of.
- Sasha Wall was killed on April 1 in Chesterfield County, South Carolina. She was 29 years old.
- Amia Tyrae was killed on March 26 in Baton Rouge, Louisiana. She was 28 years old.
- Phylicia Mitchell was killed on February 23 in Cleveland, Ohio. She was 46 years old.
- Zakaria Fry was reported missing on January 18 and her remains were found on February 18 in Stanley, New Mexico. She was 28 years old.
- Celine Walker was killed on February 4 in Jacksonville, Flordia, but due to misgendering by police and the media, she was not identified as a transgender woman until February 9. She was 36 years old.
- Tonya Harvey, also known as Kita, was killed on February 6 in Buffalo, New York. She was 35 years old.
- Christa Leigh Steele-Knudslien was killed on January 5 in North Adams, Massachusetts. She was 42 years old.
- Viccky Gutierrez was killed on January 10 in Los Angeles, California.