Angel Rose GarciaAge 21
10 Dec 2019
Hyattsville, Maryland (USA)
Angel was found in an unresponsive state in an apartment on Tuesday 10th December but died before reaching hospital. The Angel Rose Artist Collective is named in her memory.
A 21-year-old D.C. transgender woman whose friends reported on social media this week that she had not been seen since she left her Northeast D.C. residence on Dec. 10 to go on a date died of unknown causes in the Hyattsville, Md., area apartment of the person who took her there for a visit, according to a spokesperson for the Prince George’s County Police Department.
The spokesperson, Jennifer Donelan, the department’s Director of Media Relations, told the Washington Blade on Tuesday that Angel Rose Garcia was found by emergency medical service technicians minutes after the resident of the apartment that Garcia was visiting called 911 to report she was making strange noises while sleeping and appeared unresponsive.
“On Dec. 10 a person called 911 to report that their friend is gurgling while sleeping and snorting and is very concerned about their wellbeing,” said Donelan. She said the 911 caller reported placing Garcia in a “recovery position” to prevent her from choking and performed CPR to try to revive her.
But by the time the emergency medical team arrived in the apartment they determined that Garcia had died, Donelan told the Blade.
Donelan said police were not releasing the 911 caller’s name but said the apartment was located on the 2400 block of 57th Place in the unincorporated area of Hyattsville, not in the City of Hyattsville.
Angel had not been seen since leaving D.C. to go on a date, and although she died on the same day friends last saw her, she was not reported missing until 16th December, whereupon her disappearance was connected with the body found in Hyattsville.
Angel's passing was mourned by the Angel Rose Artist Collective, which describes itself as "A multilingual Two-Spirit (Native American Transgender, Intersex, Asexual, Queer+)-led Collective of artists, healers, educators, and advocates, uplifting Two-Spirit Nation and BIPOC Communities through art & land justice. Named in honor of our late friend, fellow artist, and community member, Angel Rose who lost her life on December 10, 2019. May her legacy live on through our art!".