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Jenna Franks

Age 34

24 Feb 2021
Jacksonville, North Carolina (USA)
Murdered

Jenna Franks
Jenna Franks [photo: www.pghlesbian.com]

Jenna's body was found in a ditch next to a creek. Both the police and media misgendered and deadnamed her.

On Wednesday, February 24, 2021, the body of 34-year-old Jenna Franks was discovered in Jacksonville, North Carolina.

According to a news release from JPD, Jacksonville City Street personnel were clearing the ditch area when they saw a body located in the wooded area adjacent to a creek. Workers led officers to the body, located between the bike trail and Ellis Boulevard, as officers secured the area and began to conduct a death investigation.

Police have not released much information regarding her death, but they also haven’t ruled anything out. Local media and law enforcement continue to deadname and misgender her.

Jenna was involved in the The Onslow County LGBTQ+ Community Center. Director Dennis Biancuzzo shared some of Jenna’s empathy and efforts to support other folks experiencing homelessness.

Subsequently the police confirmed that they are treating Jenna's death as a homicide.

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https://www.lgbtqnation.com/2021/03/police-media-north-carolina-repeatedly-insult-transgender-murder-victim-reports/

https://planettransgender.com/transgender-woman-murdered-in-jacksonville-nc/

https://eu.jdnews.com/story/news/2021/03/03/jpd-treating-death-transgender-woman-homicide/6912294002/

https://www.advocate.com/crime/2021/3/09/homeless-trans-woman-jenna-franks-found-dead-north-carolina

https://www.pghlesbian.com/2021/02/body-of-34-year-old-trans-woman-jenna-franks-found-in-north-carolina-community

https://eu.jdnews.com/story/news/2021/02/26/jacksonville-police-find-body-transgender-woman-officers-investigate/6833859002/

https://www.thencbeat.com/transgender-woman-found-dead-beside-creek-in-jacksonville-north-carolina/

https://www.witn.com/2021/02/26/body-found-wednesday-in-jacksonville-identified/

https://www.msn.com/en-us/news/crime/jacksonville-mans-body-found-by-city-streets-crew-clearing-ditch/ar-BB1e3h9A

https://wcti12.com/news/local/jacksonville-mans-body-found-by-city-streets-crew-clearing-ditch

https://www.msn.com/en-us/news/crime/body-found-wednesday-in-jacksonville-identified/ar-BB1e374r

Report added: 28 Feb 2021. Last updated: 19 May 2021

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