The body of Marcal Camero Tye, a 25-year-old trans woman, was found on Highway 334 in Arkansas yesterday morning. It sounds, well, awful according to Sheriff Bobby May: “We’re going to be, of course, waiting for the lab results, the pathology reports, but it appeared to be that he did have a head wound and also that he had been drug by a car.” A witness reported hearing two gunshots. What might have happened?
Jennifer Bohannon considered Tye a good friend and had seen Tye just a few hours before the murder, “He had just left away from one of my other cousin’s house last night around about twelve something. He said he was on his way going home.” Bohannon says Tye didn’t hide the fact he was a transgender woman and she thinks he was picked up by someone “high” on drugs and looking for sex, “And when they brought him down here they probably figured out, you know, noticed that he was a “dude” and probably took it from there and shot him and killed him.”
That’s complete speculation at this point. But not unfathomable.