LGBT Woman, Te'a Liger Raped and Murdered in Atlanta
Family and friends are mourning the death of 21-year-old Te’a Denise Liger. Liger was an African American queer woman from Atlanta, GA who was murdered on August 21, 2019.
The Atlanta Journal Constitution reports, Te’a was one of three people who were robbed, assaulted, and/or shot in an apartment complex, off Delowe Drive. At this time, police do not believe Liger's sexuality was a factor in the crime. It is believed that this was a random attack and a very unfortunate matter of being in the wrong place at the wrong time.
Te’a was an athlete, musician, and graduate from Kell High School in Marietta, GA. More recently, she was a student at the Academy of Art University in San Francisco. Liger was in Atlanta visiting a friend at the time of her murder.
Roy Hill, 18, and 28-year-old Anthony Laquan Goss have been named suspects in this tragic incident. Both remain jailed without bond in Fulton County, GA. The funeral for Liger was held on August 28, 2019, where loved ones wore blue in memory of Te'a's favorite color. Liger’s mother describes her daughter as an artist with a bright spirit. Please keep her family and friends in your prayers.