Remy was found shot dead in a hotel room less than two weeks after Jaida Peterson had been killed in another hotel room in the same city.
Police in Charlotte, North Carolina, issued a “critical” warning Thursday after two transgender women were found dead in hotel rooms. Officials have characterized the deaths, which occurred less than two weeks apart, as homicides, which they warned could be connected.
Rob Tufano, a spokesman for the Charlotte-Mecklenburg Police Department, said at a news conference that community members should remain “vigilant” while law enforcement seeks answers in the killings.
Tufano said a transgender woman, whom he identified as a sex worker, had been found shot dead in a Charlotte hotel room early on Thursday morning. Tufano said police were aware of the woman’s identity but said he would refrain from revealing her name as her family had yet to be informed of her death.
The homicide comes on the heels of Jaida Peterson’s death. Peterson, a Black transgender woman, was found shot dead in a different Charlotte-area hotel on April 4, police said.
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.