Tracy SingleAge 22
30 Jul 2019
Houston, Texas (USA)
TDoR list ref: tgeu/30-Jul-2019/Tracy Single
Tracy was found dead in a gas station parking lot on I-10.
Her boyfriend Joshua Dominic Bourgeois, 25, was arrested.
Unfortunately we are in a moment in which the trans murders have been happening at a fast and furious pace in the last few weeks. The latest one happened in my Houston backyard back on July 30.
There was a July 30 news report of a woman found dead in a gas station parking lot along the eastbound feeder road in the 11000 block of the Katy Freeway (I-10 to the rest of y'all) at 3:34 AM CDT
Two local stations, ABC13 and FOX 26 reported her as a woman who did not die of natural causes, and HPD detectives were investigating the case. It took a week to pass here in H-town before we were advised by our HPD LGBT liaisons that the woman who was found along I-10 back on July 30 was actually trans and was murdered.
Dee Dee Watters subsequently organized an August 11 town hall meeting that led to us finally IDing Tracy so we can now officially #SayHerName.
In September 2023 Bourgeois was convicted and sentenced to 36 years in prison for Tracy's murder. According to police he killed her after he learned that she wanted to end her relationship with him.