A New Orleans resident has become the seventh trans woman to have been killed in the US this year.
The body of Amia Tyrae Berryman, 28, was found at 1.15am yesterday morning at the Shades Motel on Airline Highway, Baton Rouge. Berryman had gunshot injuries. The local coroner confirmed to GSN that an autopsy will be performed later today.
Hotel staff have told police Berryman was a guest at the hotel and had checked in for the night.
Local news outlets mis-gendered the victim, but her death has been mourned by online LGBTI activists and bloggers.