PHILADELPHIA (WPVI) - December 1, 2012 -- Dawn Maher says her daughter, Kyra Cordova, was trying to make a difference in her community.
Being both transgender and biracial, Krya - who also went by Krya Kruz - did not want other young people to suffer the same indignities she had.
"Racism, discrimination, not being able to get a job, a whole gamut of things," Dawn said.
Source Crime Commission.org Philadephia:
For information leading to the arrest and conviction of the individual(s) responsible for the murder of Kyra Kruz Cordova
On Monday, September 3, 2012 at approximately 5:00 am, 15th District police responded to a call in the 1100 block of Adams Avenue. Upon arrival, they discovered the body of Kyra Cordova in a wooded area off of Adams Avenue with a fatal gun shot wound.
The Citizens Crime Commission is administering a $5,000 reward posted by the Justice4Kyra Coalition and the City of Philadelphia is posting up to a $20,000 reward for any information that would lead to individual(s) responsible for Kyra's murder.
Anyone with information is urged to call the Citizens Crime Commission at 215-546-TIPS (8477) H/T "Unsolved Transgender Murders" facebook
The Huffington Post is reporting that there were six other transgender woman arrested the previous week and charged with "imitating the opposite sex".
Transgender people in Kuwait are tortured and sexually abused by police according to a 2012 Human Rights Watch (HRW)report "They hunt us down for fun" as reported by ahram.org.
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