Zoella Rose Martinez Is 41st Trans Person Murdered in 2021



known by her friends as Zo Zo or Zoey, was shot in a nature area north of Maple Valley in late August. At around 8.45pm on 31 August, Martinez met Jacaree Rashad Hardy, 24, a man whom she believed had stolen $1,000 from her bank account. She agreed to meet Hardy in a parking lot at the Belmondo Reach Natural Area, King’s County prosecutors said according to The Seattle Times. Martinez had alerted a friend about the rendezvous, who agreed to keep watch while the meet took place. But her friend was late, arriving just 30 seconds after Martinez had been shot five times in the front passenger seat of Hardy’s car. Read The Story