A black transgender woman, activist and houston-based blogger,. houston city hall lit in the transgender pride flag colors in remembrance of single. The houston police departments lgbt liaisons have now confirmed that the woman who was found dead was trans and was murdered. On august 11, trans activist dee dee watters organized a town hall meeting that led to the identification of single. Joseph scott pemberton was convicted of murdering jennifer laude in 2014 in a motel northwest of manila after finding out that she was transgender. A man has been arrested and charged with murder in the july death of a 22-year-old transgender woman who was found with a puncture wound and severe lacerations on her body. houstons leading local news weather, traffic, sports and more houston, texas khou. tariq lackings, 23, was arrested april 20, 2016, and charged with capital murder in two midtown deaths. a man has been charged in the murder of a 22-year-old transgender woman he was dating who was found dead last month, according to houston police.