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Monday 19 February 2018
Crime and Court

Grief over murder of transgender woman

28-year-old Keon Alister Patterson was gunned down at the Nelson Mandela Park in St Clair on Tuesday night. Two men have been held in connection with the murder.

UPDATED:

Grief and regret were expressed yesterday over the death of Keon Alister Patterson, a 28-year-old transgender woman who was shot dead at Nelson Mandela Park, Port of Spain, on Tuesday night.

Patterson’s friends and loved ones took to social media yesterday to express their sadness.

“Friends for life,” wrote one friend. “Why have you gone and left us? Just yesterday evening we were liming. Now look at what happened. How can I bear to believe this?”

Another person wrote: “Death is so sudden. I enjoyed the years I knew you. You taught me many lessons in my life.

“Sometimes at my lowest you were there to cheer me up or give me a helping hand, and now you are gone!”

Patterson, from Tobago, was killed by two men at about 10.30 pm.

DEAD: Keon Alister Patterson

Police said she was at the park when the men approached her and shot her multiple times.

Her body was found in a pile of garbage on the northern side of the park.

Western Division police subsequently arrested two men, but police could not confirm or deny whether the men were arrested in connection with the murder.

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