PALM BEACH (CBSMiami) – Twenty fours year old with the rest of her life ahead of her.

Instead, Bee Love Slater’s life was cut short, her body was found in a burned car in Clewiston earlier this month.

Now, the Palm Beach Sheriff’s Office has announced the arrest of a person of interest in her death, 29-year-old Jamson Richemond from Belle Glade on an out of county warrant.

Investigators said before Slater, a transwoman, was killed there was a post on Facebook saying someone needed to kill Bee Love.

‘”She had a really really good heart, she would never harm anyone, never put anyone in harm’s way,” said Slater’s best friend Kenard Wade.

The sheriff’s office has not said if this a hate crime.

LGBT groups like Compass Community Center say Slater’s death is part of a startling trend across the country. In a statement, they said that “Bee Love’s death is a tragedy and sadly not the first of its kind. Transwomen, especially trans women of color, are killed at a wildly disproportionate rate in the U.S.”

Comments