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Jaida Peterson

Age 24

4 Apr 2021
Charlotte, North Carolina (USA)

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Jaida Peterson
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Jaida was found in a hotel room in an unresponsive state on Easter Sunday. In death the local police and media misgendered her.

Jaida Peterson, a 29-year-old Black transgender woman was killed on April 4, in Charlotte, N.C.

But due to police initially deadnaming and misgendering the victim we just learned of her death. The Charlotte Observer which first reported on Peterson’s murder recently updated their article and correctly identified the victim.

A phone call for a welfare check in west Charlotte turned into a homicide investigation, Charlotte-Mecklenburg police said.

Officers responded to the call around 1:45 p.m. Sunday at a hotel located in the 3100 block of Queen City Drive, near Interstate 85 and Billy Graham Parkway, CMPD said in a statement on Monday. Police found an unresponsive person in one of the rooms, CMPD said. Medic pronounced the person dead at the scene.

CMPD in a statement said the victim’s last name Peterson and the victim was 29-years-old.

Charlotte Uprising began fundraising last week for her family in South Carolina to hold a funeral. Jaida’s family has since said that they have raised enough money to pay for her funeral and want to thank everyone who gave.

The Charlotte-Mecklenburg Police Department has ruled Jaida’s death a homicide, and asks anyone with information to contact 704-432-TIPS, or leave information anonymously with Crime Stoppers at 704-334-1600 or http://charlottecrimestoppers

Jaida Peterson is the second transgender person murdered In NC and the 34th death in the US since the 2020 TDoR.

Less than two weeks after Jaida's murder Remy Fennell was found shot dead in a hotel room in the same city. On 16th April, Dontarius Long and Joel Brewer were arrested for the murders of both Jaida and Remy.

CHARLOTTE, N.C. (WBTV) - Two men are behind bars, charged in connection to the recent killings of two transgender women in Charlotte.

Police say Dontarius Long and Joel Brewer were arrested in Union County earlier Friday.

Police believe they worked together to kill 29-year-old Jaida Peterson and 28-year-old Remy Fennell.

Report added: 16 Apr 2021. Last updated: 12 Nov 2021

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