Sasha GardenAge 27
19 Jul 2018
Orlando, Florida (USA)
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Sasha's body was found naked behind an apartment complex on th19 Jul 2018.
Investigators have not said how she was killed, only that there was trauma to her body.
Although Christine Dance never met Sasha Garden, she felt compelled to join a small candlelight vigil to honor the woman who was found dead at an Orlando apartment complex Thursday morning.
“She was a woman,” Dance said of Garden. “She was a woman of color. She was a trans woman of color. Out of all the tough identities to have, a trans woman of color is the most dangerous.”
Dance joined about 15 other people at Lake Eola on Saturday evening to honor Garden’s life. The group prayed together. They held up signs adorned with pictures of Garden’s name and face. And they gathered to remember several other transgender women of color who have died this year — Garden’s death being the fourth in Florida, according to the advocacy group Equality Florida.
The Advocate and WFTV, 23.07.2018