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HRC Mourns Skye Mockabee; Trans Woman Found Dead in Cleveland

by Gabe Murchison August 02, 2016

HRC is deeply saddened to learn of the death of Skye Mockabee, a transgender woman found dead in Cleveland on Saturday morning. She was 26. First responders described Mockabee’s injuries as suspicious and she is believed to have been killed, though police have released little information about her death.

Mockabee is at least the 15th transgender person killed in the U.S. this year, ten of whom—including her—have been black women. In a November 2015 report on anti-transgender violence, HRC and the Trans People of Color Coalition asserted that racism and sexism put Black and Latina trans women at particular risk of violence.

In recent years, the Cleveland area has been a particular hotbed for violence targeting transgender people. In 2013, trans women Betty Skinner and Brittany-Nicole Kidd-Stergis were killed in separate incidents in Cleveland, and Cece Dove was murdered in Olmstead Township, a suburb west of the city. Skinner’s murder is unsolved; the killers of Kidd-Stergis and Dove were convicted of murder.

HRC extends our sympathy and condolences to Ms. Mockabee’s family and friends.

For more on anti-transgender violence, visit

Gabe Murchison
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