11 Apr 2020
Baltimore, Maryland (USA)
TDoR list ref: tgeu/11-Apr-2020/Johanna Metzger
Johanna was stabbed. The circumstances of her murder are not known.
BALTIMORE — A virtual vigil was held on Zoom Tuesday for a transgender woman who was killed in Baltimore on Saturday.
Johanna Metzger is from Pennsylvania and was at a recovery center in Baltimore. Her mother says she taught herself how to play multiple instruments and was a college graduate.
Baltimore Safe Haven, a LQBTQ Center in Baltimore organized the vigil. Before and during the coronavirus crisis they have been providing counseling, food, shelter and support for members of the LGBTQ community.
“The trans community LQBTQ nonconforming community matters and they need to step up and address this throughout the city,” said Safe Haven founder Iya Dammons. “This has gone on for way too long before COVID-19. Ten years, ten bodies! Baltimoreans are you listening? This, it’s a lot.”
The stabbing happened in the 2200 block of Highview Avenue.