A 16-year-old transgender TikToker, Brianna Ghey, was found dead in Linear Park, Warrington, Cheshire. The victim suffered from multiple stab wounds.
Police were called to the scene after a passerby witnessed the dead teen’s remains on Saturday afternoon at approximately 3pm. The authorities responded to the scene soon after and began investigating the killing.
The local police arrested two teenagers, a boy and a girl, who now face murder charges at just 15 years of age. According to Detective Chief Superintendent Mike Evans, the investigation showed no evidence that the killing was motivated by hate against Ghey’s transgender identity.
The police are treating Ghey’s death as a targeted attack, but the motive behind it remains unclear. The authorities have increased patrols in the area and are appealing to the public for any information that could help the investigation.
The family of the deceased has released a statement expressing the immense pain and loss they are feeling. Brianna Ghey’s headteacher at Birchwood Community High School also expressed shock and devastation over the news.
The sudden death of Brianna Ghey has left a massive hole in the lives of her loved ones and has shocked the community. The authorities are encouraging local residents and businesses to check their CCTV or dashcam footage for any relevant information.