Disaya Monaee SmithAge 23
6 Sep 2021
Dolton, Illinois (USA)
Disaya was found in a hotel room by police responding to reports of a shooting. She was pronounced dead in hospital an hour later.
CHICAGO, IL The National Black Justice Coalition (NBJC) mourns the death of Disaya Monaee Smith, a Black transgender woman from Chicago, Illinois. Disaya Monaee Smith’s death was initially reported by Beverly Ross on Instagram. Ross reported that Disaya Monaee Smith died on September 6th [at the Prestige Inn and Suites at 1335 E. Sibley Blvd.] in Dolton, IL.
“We mourn the loss of Disaya Monaee Smith,” explained NBJC Deputy Executive Director Victoria Kirby York. “2021 is on track to be the deadliest year on record for transgender and non-binary people – and in Chicago, Disaya Monaee Smith’s killing marks the fourth transgender person to be murdered in the Chicago region this year alone. Illinois, Dolton, and county police departments must do more to proactively prevent the continued loss of trans lives happening across their city.”
Another Black Trans Woman died, I’m tired of burying my youth. Disaya Monaee rest in power. Killed in Dolton, Illinois pic.twitter.com/4i94zcUZUq— BraveSpaceAlliance (@BraveSpaceChi) September 6, 2021
Disaya's Facebook profile is https://www.facebook.com/maurice.moneybegshawtyy.
[Editor's Note: News reports give Disaya's age as 32, however she maintained an escort profile which lists her as 23.]