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Zoe Spears

Age 23

13 Jun 2019
Fairmount Heights, Maryland (USA)

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Zoe Spears
Zoe Spears [photo:]

Zoe was found lying in the street (not far from where Ashanti Carmon had been murdered in March) by police responding to an emergency call. She died at the scene.

A transgender woman was found Thursday just before midnight by Prince George’s County police who responded to a call in the 600 blocks of 59th Ave., in Fairmount Heights, Maryland.

23-year-old Zoe Spears died on the scene of multiple gunshot wounds according to police. Spears was murdered just blocks from where 27-year-old Ashanti Carmon had been murdered in March 2019.

Major Brian Reilly with Prince George’s County police said in the police video below that they don’t believe there are connections between the two murders, but police said Spears and Carmon knew each other.

Friends say Spears told multiple people she had witnessed Carmon’s killing and feared for her life. Spears was trying to move from her apartment on Eastern Avenue because she was afraid, friends say.

Zoe Spears had gotten off of the streets and was living independently. She was murdered close to where she lived.

Ashanti Carmon resorted to survival sex work after becoming homeless. She was murdered just a mile away in an area that residents say has become known for prostitution.

In July 2019 Gerardo Thomas, 33, of Baltimore, was arrested in Cecil County and charged with first-degree murder.

Report added: 15 Jun 2019. Last updated: 13 Jan 2021

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