It’s been more than a month since a trans woman was found dead in the streets of Opa-Locka, and there have been no arrests in the murder of Nedra Sequence Morris.
In a heavily redacted incident report, Miami-Dade Police shared that the 50-year-old — who loved ones called Sequence — was found dead in the early morning hours of May 14 at the intersection of NW 32nd Avenue and NW 132nd Terrace. There are no suspects in the case.
While police have been tight-lipped on details of the case, NBC 6 reports that Morris was shot in the head.
A few days after her murder, more than 100 loved ones gathered at the spot where her body was found to mourn, releasing teal balloons. The Transinclusive Group posted its condolences on Facebook, including sharing a message from its founder Tatiana Williams, who was also a friend of Morris.
“When these deaths happen and people that are working in the PD or in the community, they don't know how to advocate for us, so a lot of times these cases go cold,” she said.
Throughout Facebook, friends and loved ones posted memories and their heartbreak over Morris’ death, describing her as a “sweet and beautiful person” and “an angel,” calling her their auntie, mom, and sister. Many posted her going home outfit for her funeral, a beaded dress with teal feathers — guests matched by wearing black with pops of teal. Her funeral service was hosted at Bethany Seventh Day Adventist Church in Miami.
According to her obituary, Morris was born and raised in Miami and worked in mortuary services. She attended Mt. Gilead Community Baptist Church, where she hosted a clothing and food drive.
“Sequence was well-known throughout the community and touched so many lives,” the obituary reads. “Sequence was always there to lend a helping hand or stir up some crazy mess, however the situation turned out you sure were able to find some humor.”
Morris is one of at least 16 transgender or gender non-conforming people to have been killed in 2022, according to the Human Rights Campaign. Year over year, the number has steadily climbed, with 2021 being the deadliest year on record, with 51 murders.
Late last year, SFGN tracked the status of the murders of trans and GNC people in Florida since 2015 and found that half were still open.
If you have information on the death of Nedra Sequence Morris, please call Miami Dade Crime Stoppers at 305-471-TIPS. Callers can remain anonymous.