Ashia DavisAge 34
3 Jun 2023
Highland Park, Michigan (USA)
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Ashia's body was found in the hotel where she was staying. Witnesses reported that she had been shot, but that has not yet been confirmed by police.
The reported killing of a 34-year-old Black trans woman in Detroit highlights the violence and anti-trans sentiments permeating the 2023 Pride season in the United States and beyond. Ashia Davis – also known as Asia Davis – died early Friday morning on the second day of Pride month.
According to CBS Detroit:
Highland Park police contacted the Michigan State Police Special Investigation Section for assistance after they received a 911 call at about 1:30 a.m. on Friday, June 2, about a murder at the Woodward Inn located at 16375 Woodward.
Asia’s friend [name redacted] Anderson spoke with Fox 2 Detroit outside the hotel where Asia’s body was found.
“We’ve (known) each other since we were (children), since we were younger,” said Anderson who is also transgender. “And we loved each other that was a good friend of mine.”
Michigan State Police are handling the investigation. As of now, they have not identified a motive or released a cause of death. Witnesses told reporters that Asia had been shot. They also report that her pet Yorkie was missing.
Ashia's Facebook profile is https://www.facebook.com/ashia.davis.71.