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Cashay Henderson

Age 31 (born 14 Jun 1991)

25 Feb 2023
Milwaukee, Wisconsin (USA)

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Cashay Henderson
Cashay Henderson [photo:]

Cashay's body was found in an apartment by firefighters investigating a fire. She had been shot dead before the fire was started.

Demands for justice are flooding social media in memory of Cashay Henderson. The Black transgender woman was shot and killed in Milwaukee on Sunday (Feb. 26) morning just before the apartment she was in was set on fire.

“Cashay Henderson. She was a beautiful transgender woman. She had friends and was loved. And in death, they try to take all that from her. Rest in peace, angel. You won’t be forgotten,” one tweet read. Another included a link to a GoFundMe account set up in her honor. “Hello, my name is Veronica Beck, and I am trying to raise money for funeral expenses for my dear cousin Cashay, who was unfairly and unexpectedly taken from us on Feb. 26, 2023,” the post began. Next, Beck described the deceased to be a beautiful person inside and out: “Cashay was born June 14, 1991 in Chicago, Illinois. She was a bubbly spirit with a down-to-earth, tell-it-like-it-is personality. Cashay was a transgender female and was as beautiful as can be, inside and out. Cashay didn’t deserve what happened to her.”

According to local news station WSAZ 3, the Milwaukee Fire Department discovered Henderson’s body inside an apartment unit. Officials are declaring her death as a homicide and so far no suspects have been named. The outlet added that she is the third transgender woman killed in Milwaukee in the last eight months.

Police have arrested a 33-year-old man in connection with her murder.

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Report added: 1 Mar 2023. Last updated: 9 Nov 2023

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