09-21-2012, 05:45 PM #1
PA - Kyra Cordova, 27, transgender, Philadelphia, 3 Sept 2012
Philadelphia police responded to a call for a hospital case on September 3rd. They found pretty Kyra Cordova aged 27 dead from a gunshot wound to the head. Police believe Kyra was murdered in the spot she was found.
Kyra was born Kris Herold, and was also known by the name Kyra Kruz. She was well loved and a huge force in the LGBT community volunteering her time and working her way to a part time job testing for HIV.
According to a flier handed out Kyra had gone to a Wawa where she purchased food and drinks the night she was murdered. She had recently moved and was renting a room. Her aunt said they had very little to go as they had no concrete address.
RIP Kyra. Praying they find the creep that did this to you.
09-21-2012, 07:49 PM #2
Here's more information. Kyra purchased two hoagies and two drinks. Who was the other hoagie and drink for? This makes me wonder because Wawa should have more cameras than the KGB.
Kyra's body was found on Adams Avenue which is virtually around the corner basically from this Wawa. It's a rough area actually. It would make sense that Kyra's family is hearing she was living close by the El in Frankford in contrast to this location. It's walkable and according to friends she could take care of herself so definately walkable.
Kyra was found with no ID and no phone. I wonder if she owned a phone? She had just and I mean just had her name legally changed here so would she have ID on her? Did she just leave out from where she was staying to grab hoagies? I do it alllllllll the time with no phone and surely no ID. You just go to the store with $20.00 cash and that's it.
Somebody rented this young, lovely girl a room. Somebody needs to come forward.
09-22-2012, 12:49 AM #3
i hope they find out who did this. is seems she was well loved and a joy to a lot of people.we need to encourage harder sentencing on those that are harming our children. our children are worth it!!
stop the circus!! these children as all children deserve to be found and justice brought forth for what has happened to them!!
09-22-2012, 01:33 AM #4
I hope they find who did this and soon.Staffies They're Softer Than You Think
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10-06-2012, 02:17 PM #5
Family mourns their daughter and want justice for Kyra.
Kyra spent six days in the cold Philadelphia morgue. She had been attacked from behind. Her mom, grandmom and aunt said she was a fighter and would have fought if she could.
Supposedly Kyra had a boyfriend who her mom says Kyra must not have meant that much to because nobody tried to give her belongings to her family. Her purse and cell were stolen. That leds be to believe that Wawa has footage of Kyra in the store.
Sending prayers that they find out who took such a bright life. Thinking of Kyra especially as our second annual Transgender Pride event is in LOVE Park. Prayers for her grieving family and dear friends who loved her so.
10-06-2012, 02:29 PM #6
02-25-2013, 08:35 PM #7
Kyra's loved ones cleaned up the area where she was found murdered yesterday. They reflyered the area as well.
Prayers for this beautiful young woman and may they find the creep that murdered her.
Photos of the cleanup and her memorial on her FB page.
07-21-2013, 06:12 AM #8
Bumping for Kyra
11-30-2015, 08:27 PM #9
From this month:
Not long after Kyra Cordova's murder, Nellie Fitzpatrick worked with the police department to develop a directive (that's cop-speak for a set of rules officers must follow when working with the LGBT community)...
As of December 2013, Philadelphia police officers have been required to address or refer to transgender people using their preferred names and pronouns... Alvarez and Fitzpatrick say the directive has made a big difference in the cases that followed Cordova's...
Kyra Cordova's murder remains unsolved. Police are still offering a $25,000 reward for information leading to the arrest or capture of the person responsible.
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