Jamie Lee Wounded Arrow Is Second Trans Woman Killed in 2017

Jamie Lee Wounded Arrow

Another transgender life has been taken in 2017.

Jamie Lee Wounded Arrow is the second reported trans woman to be killed this year, following the death of Mesha Campbell in Mississippi, which is being investigated as a homicide.

The resident of Sioux Falls, S.D., was discovered by police Friday in her apartment, reports KSFY. Investigators believe her death to be a homicide.

The 28-year-old member of the Oglala Lakota tribe was part of the group Sioux Falls Two-Spirit and Allies, which released a statement on Facebook mourning her loss. 

"Tunkasila has called another one of our community members home," the statement read, adding, "Our hearts are broken as we will miss her very much. So again, prayers are needed. Pilamaye."

In the post's comments, a moderator for the organization said she may have been killed on January 1.

Wounded Arrow was originally from Pine Ridge, S.D., and worked at Lawrence & Schiller TeleServices as a customer service agent, according to her Facebook page. She studied social work at Oglala Lakota College and nursing at a Georgetown University summer program.

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