Memorial for Myles “LaShay” McLean Burned, Reports WAMU

A memorial for Myles “LaShay” McLean, who was killed in July, has been burned, WAMU reports.

The only thing that remains are charred flowers and some parts of a teddy bear.

Long-time transgender activist Earline Budd helped created that memorial.

I’m just torn,” she says. “I’m just grief-stricken. Just the thought that somebody would do something to desecrate a monument, it sends a clear message of such hatred to our community.”

McLean was a 23-year-old transgender woman. No arrests have been announced in connection with her killing.

WAMU reports that MPD may investigate the burning of the memorial as a hate crime.

A photo of what the memorial once was is here.

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