A Tale of Two Murdered Girls 30 Miles and a World Apart

“For police, it seemed like any other homicide.

The body of a 23-year old victim was found in a vacant garage last Wednesday; the person was first listed as an unidentified black male by police and eventually identified as *********. (I have redacted her birth name.)

But the case soon took a twist when it was reported that Striker identified as Jojo Striker — a transgender woman.”

“The police told us to leave it alone but that will never happen because I will always search for my son’s killer.” -Shanda Striker

“I’m not sure how (Striker) identified, but that will certainly be something we’re looking into to see if that had something to do with the motive or not,” said Lt. Joe Heffernan.

He adds that TPD is also looking for clues within Striker’s criminal past, which included soliciting charges and an active warrant for robbery.

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