Aidelen EvansAge 24
18 Mar 2021
Port Arthur, Texas (USA)
Although Aidelen's body was found in a canal on Sunday 18th March, police deadnaming and misgendering meant her community did not learn of her death until over a week later.
Aidelen was homeless and the cause of her death has not been reported.
24-year-old Transgender woman of color Aidelen Evans was found dead in Port Arthur Texas Sunday, March 18, 2021. Aidelen Evans was a Black trans woman who stood 5 foot 9 inches and weighed 105 pounds.
Police responding to a call at 7:19 pm on March 18 found her dead in a canal running adjacent to the Motova property in the 3700 block of Savannah Ave.
However, due to police deadnaming and misgendering, her death remained unknown to our community until today at 8:00 pm.
Police said the cause of death is unknown and foul play has not been ruled out.
Evans was a homeless trans woman who was known to frequent the College and 4th Street area in Beaumont.
Community leader Dee Dee Watters, author of TransGriot Weekly will lead a vigil for Aidelen Evans at Central Park (Fannin and 4th ST) on Sunday, March 28th at 6:00 pm. They will say her name and honor her life. #sayhername #blacktranslivematter