Alexus ‘Kimmy Icon’ Braxton, 45, was killed in Miami, Florida, in an apartment complex in the northern Andover Lakes Estates neighborhood. She was based in the Aventura suburbs, according to her social media profiles.
The Miami-Dade Police Department confirmed that authorities are treating the case as a homicide but declined to provide specifics on the incident. Doing so could “jeopardise the case”, detectives said.
In just 35 days, at least six trans or gender non-conforming people were killed in the US, according to LGBT+ monitoring groups.
Police discovered Braxton’s body at the California Club Condominiums o at 10:31pm, according to reports.
44 trans Americans were killed last year, which by rights groups’ estimates was the deadliest since records began, 2021 has seen at least six, and five of whom were people of colour.