ONSLOW COUNTY, N.C. (WITN) – One year ago, the body of Jenna Franks was found in a creek in Jacksonville. The FBI and Jacksonville Police Department are investigating the case as a homicide and potential federal hate crime.
Franks’ death is still being investigated as a hate crime by Jacksonville police and the FBI. The 34-year-old transgender woman was found with multiple stab wounds to the neck and leg near Ellis Boulevard and White Street. The FBI says the person(s) responsible is likely familiar with the area.
The FBI is reminding the public that there is a combined reward of up to $15,000 for information leading to the identity of the person(s) responsible for Franks’ murder.
Since her death, the LGBTQ community in the east and across the state have rallied in her memory, calling for compassion and understanding for transgender people from politicians.
The investigation into Franks’ death is still ongoing and no arrests have been made.
If you know anything, call the FBI at 704-672-6100 or Jacksonville Crime Stoppers at 910-938-3273.
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