Shaki PetersAge 32
1 Jul 2020
Amite City, Louisiana (USA)
TDoR list ref: tgeu/1-Jul-2020/Shaki Peters
Shaki's body was found off a rural road to the west of Amite City. In death, the police and media misgendered and deadnamed her.
AMITE CITY, La. — The body of a trans woman was found near Amite City and ruled a homicide less than a week after another trans woman's body was found in Baton Rouge, according to an advocacy group.
Shaki Peters, 32, of Denham Springs was found dead off of Opal Bennett Road on July 1, near the town of Amite City, according to information from the St. Helena Parish Sheriff's Office that identified her by a different name.
In a statement Saturday, Louisiana Trans Advocates identified her as a trans woman and said that another trans woman was also found dead in Baton Rouge days earlier.
While some of you are celebrating the #4thofJuly2020 , we are waking up to yet ANOTHER black transwoman found murdered! Her name was Shaki Peters! WE ARE TIRED! #SAYHERNAME #shakipeters #protectblacktransbodies #ProtectBlackTransWomen pic.twitter.com/9hCmZQvvm3— Blossom C. Brown (@BlossomCBrown) July 4, 2020
On 28th August 2020 Lynette Muse was arrested and charged with second-degree murder. Reportedly more arrests are pending.