Washington Blade: More than 200 Gather to Remember Deoni JaParker Jones

More than 200 people attended a vigil Tuesday night for Deoni JaParker Jones, a transgender woman fatally stabbed in Northeast DC last week, the Washington Blade reports.

Wrote the Blade:

Surrounded by family members and friends, Jones’ stepfather, Alvin Bethea, made an emotional appeal for witnesses to come forward to identify a male suspect that police believe stabbed Jones in the face about 8:15 p.m. at the bus stop at East Capitol Street and Sycamore Road, N.E.

“We suspect that the person who did this lives in this community or hangs out in this community,” Bethea said. “Help the Metropolitan Police Department out… If anybody knows anything, please contact them.”

Read more in the Blade.

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