Transgender woman killed in Houston apartment

Transgender woman killed in Houston apartment fled violence in Latin America, friends say

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  • HOUSTON, Texas (KTRK) -- Candles, flags and posters adorned the front steps outside of Houston City Hall Thursday night to honor a 29-year-old woman killed in her own home.
  • "She had just moved into her new apartment and was very excited about decorating," said the victim's friend, Gia Pacheco.
  • The Organization for Latina Trans in Texas said Vazquez had only just immigrated to the U.S. six months ago from Latin America.
  • ORIGINAL STORY: Transgender woman found dead with multiple gunshot wounds in southwest Houston apartment, HPD says "As most trans women who are here from Latina America, they are here because they are scared of being killed in their own country," said Pacheco.

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