More than two months have passed since Bree Black was killed in Pompano Beach, and law enforcement still needs help from the public to solve her murder.
“As of this date, we are still asking for the community’s help and our homicide detectives are still working on the case,” Sgt. Donald Prichard, a public information officer with the Broward Sheriff’s Office, said in an email to South Florida Gay News.
Black, a Black trans woman who also had the nickname “Nuk,” was shot and killed close to her home July 3. People were congregated due to the holiday weekend, but few have come forward with information on what they saw. By the time police arrived, hundreds of people were in the street, according to BSO.
At the beginning of August, a reward for information leading to the arrest of her killer was increased to $8,000. The news was made during a press conference hosted by Broward Sheriff Gregory Tony, who said, “We have not received any type of information from the community. No calls, no tips, no support in this particular investigation.”
Law enforcement has also not found any solid motive for her killing.
Unfortunately, Black is one of the alarming number of transgender people who have been killed this year. This summer, the number of trans people killed in 2020 already surpassed all of 2019, according to the National Center for Transgender Equality.
“Oftentimes stories like this don’t get the coverage that is needed to bring awareness,” Tatiana Williams, the co-founder and executive director of TransInclusive, said in an email.
She added that Black’s family has not been comfortable speaking with the media, but “are grateful for the work we are doing to help find her murderer.”
Williams added: “The father stated he has been threatened due to this ongoing investigation and the family is trying to put this behind them.”
If you have information that could be helpful to the case, call Det. Louis Bonhomme at 954-321-4377. To remain anonymous, you can also contact Broward Crime Stoppers at 954-493-TIPS (8477) or visit browardcrimestoppers.org.