Florida – A man was arrested in connection with the slaying of a transgender woman whose body was found more than two years ago in her burning car.
According to the Hendry County Sheriff’s Office, a 35-year-old, Marcus Lynell Thompson, is charged with being an accessory after the fact of first-degree murder and arson in the killing of 23-year-old Bee Love Slater.
Detectives said they were confident they were going to solve the murder and there would be more arrests, but did not reveal more details or the motive of the killing at a press conference but. It is not yet clear if Thompson knew Slater.
At the press conference, the sheriff’s office didn’t say whether the slaying was considered a hate crime.
Media reports the FBI helped detectives, investigating the case as a hate crime because of Slater’s gender identity.