Dominique Rem’mie Fells
Dominique Rem’mie Fells was 27 years old a Black trans woman who was murdered in Philadelphia this week. Chief Inspector Scott Small with the Philadelphia Police Department told ABC6 that “What’s unusual is that both of the victim’s legs were cut off at the upper thighs. The body also seems to have some trauma to the head and face,” Small said.
Her body was found on the banks of the Schuylkill River near Bartram’s Garden Monday evening was grisly. According to the report, Dominique suffered injuries to her head and face and both of her legs had been severed, seemingly by a train.
Dominique Rem’mie Fells sister told that “Dominique, who often went by the name Rem’mie, was truly one of a kind,” and added, “We can assure all of you that we will not stop until her killers are found and justice is served accordingly.”
On June 11th, LGBT Affairs confirmed Fells’ death in a statement they said “As thousands take to the streets to proclaim that Black Lives Matter, it is critical we remember that this includes Black trans lives. Dominique Rem’mie Fells’ life mattered. We are reminded with this, and countless other painful losses—especially within our transgender communities—that there is much left to do until we achieve full equality, respect, and support for us all. The murder of transgender people—especially those of color—is truly an epidemic and a crisis that we cannot afford to allow to persist any further. We are committed to ensuring that acts of discrimination, bigotry, and hatred are never tolerated in the city of Philadelphia. Know that we see you, we grieve with you, and we join you in solidarity at this time of great sadness.”
A GoFundMe Set Up By Fells’ Family
The initial goal was $1,000 to cover Fells’ funeral costs but after five hours it was launched it had received over $16,000 in donations.
As of writing $27,755 raised of $1,000 goal. The page was set up by Dominique Rem’mie” Fells sister Dior Edmonds. The GOFundme page reads.
“We are from York Pa. and all funds raised will go towards funeral costs for remembering her. Dominique was a black Transwoman brutally murdered and discarded in a river in Philidelphia Pa. Our family is in mourning and in utter disbelief that something like this could happen to one of our own.”
“Dominique who often went by the name Rem’mie was truly one of a kind. We can Assure all of you that we will not stop until her killers are found and justice is served accordingly. Thank you for your kind donations and for helping us get through this trying time.”
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How old was Dominique Rem’mie Fells? She was born in 1993 and from the USA, her age was 27 during her time of death.