Transgender woman immolated in Fort Meyers

The homicide victim found burned behind a vehicle rental facility at 2807 Fowler Street on Thursday has been identified by a stepmother as a transgender woman.

Shannon Adams says Yazmin Shancez, 27, is the victim of a hate crime. No arrests have been made in what authorities call a homicide.

"I don't know but it's not fair. It shouldn't have happened to him. He's different but you know everybody's deserves to live their life the way that they want," said Adams, "He's a young kid, he had his whole life ahead of him. It was just starting."

Source Trigger warning misgendering, victim blaming.

NBC-2.com WBBH News for Fort Myers, Cape Coral

Anyone with information is asked to call the Fort Myers Police Department at 239-321-7700, Crime Stoppers at 1-800-780-TIPS or text message C-R-I-M-E-S (274637) Keyword FMPD.

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