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Transgender Woman Shot, Dragged in Arkansas


The body of 25-year-old Marcal Camero Tye was found along a stretch of Highway 334 near Forrest City, Arkansas earlier this week

Said "We're going to be, of course, waiting for the lab results, the pathology reports, but it appeared to be that he did have a head wound and also that he had been drug by a car."

Authorities took plaster casts of the tire treads in hopes of identifying the vehicle which struck Tye.

Watch the disturbing report, AFTER THE JUMP...


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  1. I wonder if this brutal murder isn't getting the same level of coverage as Matthew Shepard's because she's black or because she's transgender...

    Posted by: JDB | Mar 10, 2011 5:11:04 PM

  2. I think it is sad even in death they cannot use the correct pronoun for Ms. Marcal Tye. What a vicious crime. My heart just sunk as I read these lines. I can't imagine what she went through being shot and then dragged by a car. Just plain SICK!

    Posted by: WayneMPLS | Mar 10, 2011 6:35:31 PM

  3. Why did the news report on the fact that they got a good tire imprint? Wouldn't that just let the driver of the car just burn their tires? Such a random detail to disclose to the public...

    Posted by: Shawn | Mar 10, 2011 9:49:37 PM

  4. This station needs to get the pronouns right. They tell us that this person was known to be transgender, presenting herself as female. Therefore, the female pronoun should have been used, out of respect not just for her, but all transgender viewers.

    Posted by: Randy | Mar 10, 2011 10:02:33 PM

  5. We've got to fight back and smash the hate cops....

    Joe Mustich, CT Justice of the Peace.

    Posted by: Joseph A. Mustich, JP | Mar 11, 2011 8:21:50 AM

  6. It's Arkansas, gentlemen. The investigation file will be lost by Monday.

    Posted by: wimsy | Mar 11, 2011 1:14:48 PM

  7. The past tense of drag is dragged, not drug. Drug is a thing you're supposed to say no to. Just as the past tense of hang is hanged (when it involves a noose), not hung. Hung is a thing you say yes to.

    Posted by: Leroy laflamme | Mar 11, 2011 3:52:10 PM

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