Ciara Minaj Carter FrazierAge 31
3 Oct 2018
Chicago, Illinois (USA)
Ciara was stabbed multiple times by a man after an argument late on Wednesday 3rd October in the West Garfield Park neighborhood. She died at the scene.
A transgender woman who was found dead with stab wounds late Wednesday in the West Garfield Park neighborhood is believed to have been killed by a person she was arguing with, according to a statement from Chicago police.
At 9:28 p.m., the 31-year-old was with a male inside an abandoned building in the 4500 block of West Adams, police said. As a disagreement between them flared up, he proceeded to stab her and then leave her body in the backyard of the building.
Monica Roberts of Transgriot wrote this about her murder:
"The Chicago Sun Times story I based this post on is being accused of leaving out some disturbing details that I'm hearing about from local trans advocates and people who knew Ciara.
"They allege that the perpetrator mutilated her body by cutting off her genitalia, and the body was nude when it was discovered. Those missing details, if confirmed, escalate Ciara's murder to a hate crime.
"It also fits into the excessive violence beyond lethality pattern that we know is a part of the profile of murders of trans women.
"Her murder is being investigated by Chicago PD Area North detectives.
"Frazier was well known in Chicago's ballroom community, and she was the second trans person to die in the city in less than a month. She is also the 16th Black trans person to die in the US in 2018. "