“She was a young person, out there, struggling to survive on her own.”
That’s how Kris Wade remembers 33-year-old Jasmine Collins. Wade had known Collins for about a year as part of the Justice Project, a non-profit that provides advocacy and services to transgender women in poverty, among others.
Kansas City Police, on the other hand, say they can’t confirm that Collins was a transgender woman. They originally described the murder as a conflict over a haircut and a pair of shoes. A suspect has been charged.