Milan Boudreaux, 26, was found dead with her 22-year-old boyfriend, Akeem Boudreaux, in their Metairie, La., apartment in February. Their bodies were discovered by concerned friends who entered their apartment after not hearing from them for several days. The two, who local TV station WGNO reports were known as "an ideal couple," had been together for six years. An acquaintance of the couple, Melvin Miller, was discovered to be driving the couple's car, and possessed a cell phone and laptop that belonged to them. He was taken into custody and charged with the double homicide.
Amari Hill, 22, was found dead in an alley in Richmond, Va., earlier this month, two months after she began the process to transition. Hill's friend Danielle Davis told GayRVA.com that she was certain she was murdered because of her gender identity, but Richmond police say they do not consider Hill's death a hate crime.