16 year-old girl Murdered in United Kingdom Park


16 year-old Brianna Ghey. Photo Courtesy of Cheshire Constabulary

Brianna Sandoval, Interim Editor-in-Chief

On Saturday, Feb. 12, British emergency services were alerted to a body found with multiple stab wounds in a northwestern England park. Once they had arrived, Brianna Ghey, a sixteen-year-old transgender girl, was pronounced dead.

Her family released statements after her death describing her as “strong, fearless and one of a kind.” Her impact in the lives of others was a great one and her family, friends, and those who knew her are feeling the effect of her death. 

Authorities urged the public to share any information they may have about the murder. They began their investigation and considered a multitude of motives including hate crimes. An extension for thirty hours was granted for the police that were investigating this case. Eventually, two fifteen-year-olds were arrested on suspicion of the murder and questioned. The two teens, one male and one female, were charged for the murder of Ghey. Their names have not been released by the courts due to their age. 

“I would like to pass on my sincere thanks to the community of Culcheth for their support in relation to the investigation,” said Detective Chief Inspector Adam Waller, senior investigating officer of Ghey’s case. He mentions that the support for both Ghey’s family and the officers working the case was overwhelming and beneficial when it came to solving the case.

Ghey’s murders shocked many in the United Kingdom, including those who knew her from social media. She amassed a following on both TikTok and Instagram. Many tributes were going around on both social media platforms. Her personal accounts have since been deleted but other accounts have begun to share her videos to memorialize her. They have also announced a call for justice for Ghey, and applauded once two suspects had been arrested in relation to her murder.

Ghey’s family has also extended their gratitude to everyone who has come forward and shared words of support throughout this time. They also expressed that they are grateful for the privacy during this time.

The trial has been set for Jully 10, 2023 and is estimated to last about three weeks to hear evidence regarding the incident that took place at Culcheth Linear Park.



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