Kristina Gomez ReinwaldAge 47
15 Feb 2015
Miami, Florida (USA)
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Kristina was found dead at her home near Coral Gables in southwest Miami. Police ruled her death a homicide after initially concluding she died by suicide.
Homicide detectives were looking into the possibility that her ex-boyfriend was suspected of stabbing her to death.
Miami police have ruled the death of 46-year-old Latina trans woman Kristina Gomez Reinwald a homicide, after initially concluding she died by suicide, reports local station WTVJ. Reinwald was discovered deceased Monday at her southwest Miami home.
News of Reinwald being killed by an assailant first began circulating on social media among trans advocates shortly after her death, using a hashtag of a second name she was known by in her work as an entertainer — Christina (or Kristina) Grant Infiniti — days before police officially concluded she'd been murdered.
Friends of the victim claim she was stabbed to death by her boyfriend (who was possibly her ex-boyfriend), but police are still reportedly investigating multiple leads, according to the Miami New Times. Officials noted that there were no signs of forced entry in Reinwald's home, suggesting that she knew her killer, reports Miami station WPLG.
Local trans activists held a candlelight vigil in Reinwald's honor Thursday night at the Torch of Friendship on Biscayne Boulevard at Fourth Street in Miami.
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