By Lexie Cannes
September 10, 2012
THE GUERRILLA ANGEL REPORT — Finally, we’ve an identification — her name is Kyra Kruz. She was found shot in the head in Philadelphia’s Frankford area a week ago on Sept 3rd, without ID or a phone.
I reported earlier on this story 2 days ago about the lack of information then some 6 days after the shooting — http://lexiecannes.wordpress.com/2012/09/09/trans-woman-shot-in-philadelphia-6-days-ago-another-trans-death-dropping-off-the-radar/
Although we now know the identity of the victim, the Philadelphia police don’t have much other information other than their informing the public that Kruz bought food and a drink a half a mile from the scene of the shooting. Police are asking for help. Call the homicide unit at 215-686-3334.
Kruz was well-known in the trans community and was involved in community outreach and just recently had her last name legally changed to Cordova. Philadelphia City Office of LGBT Affairs’ Gloria Casarez: “She was a visible, friendly presence, this has been surprising and upsetting to all of us.”
From G Philly: BLITZ is holding a candlelight vigil this week for Kruz (Sept. 13) at 8 p.m. at the William Way LGBT Community Center. People will be walking from the center throughout the Gayborhood, sharing stories and remembering the young woman. Anyone interested in speaking, performing or even donating candles and snacks is asked to email Jaden at BLITZJaden@gmail.com.
(Thanks to Zander Elliot for the tip.)