Update: A Philippine court entered a not guilty plea on behalf of Marine Pfc. Joseph Scott Pemberton who is charged with strangling a 26-year-old transgender Filipino woman in a hotel room.
The victim was approached by four suspects and shot in the temple, Los Angeles Police told BuzzFeed News.
“You’d like to think that it’s improving, but we’ve just had our worst recorded month of murder in the history of the transgender movement.”
A Fort Myers, Fla., man was arrested and faces murder charges after a transgender woman was found dead and burned behind a dumpster June 19.
Mia Henderson is the second transgender person to be murdered in Baltimore since June.
Authorities say there is little information in the case and are seeking help from the public.