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Dana Martin

Age 31
6 Jan 2019
Montgomery, Alabama (USA)
Shot

Dana Martin
Dana Martin [photo: www.out.com]

Dana was found dead in her car at about 11pm on Sunday 6th January. She had been shot.

Police found Martin, 31, in a vehicle in a roadside ditch about 11 p.m. Sunday, the Montgomery Advertiser reports. The newspaper did not mention her gender, and some other media outlets misgendered her, but local activists told The Advocate she was an African-American trans woman. She lived in Hope Hull, an unincorporated area near Montgomery.

Her identity was confirmed by Meta Ellis and Harvey McDaniel, director and educational outreach director, respectively, of Montgomery Pride United and cofounders of the Bayard Rustin Community Center. They have been in touch with police about the case and about the importance of using proper identifiers for trans people, they said. They have also contacted Martin’s friends and intend to reach out to her family.

Martin was apparently shot while driving her car, the activists said. Police have no leads but are continuing to investigate.

https://www.out.com/news-opinion/2019/2/01/behind-first-trans-murder-2019

https://www.advocate.com/crime/2019/1/09/alabama-woman-first-trans-murder-victim-2019

https://www.intomore.com/impact/first-transgender-homicide-of-2019-reported-in-alabama

http://www.wsfa.com/2019/01/07/montgomerys-first-homicide-under-investigation/

https://eu.montgomeryadvertiser.com/story/news/crime/2019/01/07/police-open-first-homicide-investigation-2019-following-brewer-road-shooting/2506650002/

http://gunmemorial.org/2019/01/06/dana-martin

https://www.facebook.com/jose.vazquez.1993/posts/10216874487311049

https://twitter.com/TransGriot/status/1082506544321871872

Report added: 10 Jan 2019. Last updated: 16 Jul 2019

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