(CNN)Milwalky Crime Stopper rewards $ 28,000 for information leading to arrest ofmurder Is provided. A transgender black woman found dead two weeks ago.
Brazil's Johnson, 28, was found deadly shot in the city's Triangle North district on June 15. By the end of Thursday, authorities were still looking for clues to point to the suspect.
"(Milwaukee County) Supervisor Peter Burgeris announces the Milwaukee LGBT Community Center, Cream City Foundation, and the Milwaukee Crime Stopper is a crime stopper for those who have provided information that could lead to the arrest of the responsible person. "The organization said in a news release," As President of Milwaukee Crime Stopper, Michael Houpy generously promised $ 25,000 to support this effort. "
In a statement, Mr. Burgeris said the reward was intended to provide "additional incentives" to inform the general public.
At a press conference on Thursday, city council member JoCasta Zamarripa was indignant at the community's death of a young black transgender woman in our city. I have. "
"In the light of Milwalky's recent celebration of pride, we remind ourselves of the harsh reality that transgender black and brown women suffer from a higher proportion of violence than heterosexuals. They were lesbian, gay and bisexual opponents, "she added. According to the
Kevin Turner, executive director of the Milwaukee LGBT Community Center, said the organization is helping to find the person responsible.
"We are standing with our family," Turner said in a statement. "We are here to support a transgender community that is being attacked at a record level. We want to make sure their voices are heard."
"She was talented and loved. Attacks on her appear to be completely unjustified," he wrote. "I also want to end the violence against those who have been victims of hatred, discrimination and ignorance. We recognize the existence of this violence and to stop it as a whole. We must work hard. "
Investigations are underway and the motive behind the attack is still unknown, Brachet said. It is not yet known if her transgender identity is tied to why she was killed.
Burgeris acknowledged the tense relationship between the inhabitants and the police, but urged anyone with information to share it with law enforcement agencies.
"Milwalkie's transgender community is in mourning, they are suffering," he said. "Don't forget Brazil Johnson's name and her story, and find someone responsible for this. If you know anything, say something."