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Yolanda Romero

Age 28

7 Sep 1977
San Antonio, Texas (USA)

Yolanda Romero

Yolanda died after being stabbed at least 11 times during an argument in a bar. Although contemporary reports called her "a female impersonator" she was a transgender woman.

Her killer was Joseph Hernandez.

Romero, also known to police as a female impersonator named Yolanda, was stabbed to death during an argument over money. Witnesses gave varying accounts that boiled down to whether Romero was seeking a $5 loan or begging for 25 cents to play the juke box.

Romero was stabbed at least 11 times. Romero — or Yolanda — arrived in the saloon wearing a yellow dress, bra, black panties, girdle and other feminine attire. Identity was established through fingerprints.

Report added: 30 Apr 2024. Last updated: 12 May 2024

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