Newton, Iowa. May 20, 1976
Just after dawn along Interstate 80, a passing motorist spotted something which made him pull over – the figure of a person, laying on the shoulder just a couple of feet from the pavement. He got out of his car for a closer look, and saw a still form, covered by a blue blanket and pillow. A small shaggy black dog stood watch silently by the figure.
Thus begins the story of the murder of Terri Williams Moore, a transsexual woman who was murdered in cold blood by her husband in what was likely an early case of “transsexual panic.” I’ve purchased an original article on her murder and the aftermath, and conducted a small amount of research to tell the story of a sister from not-so-long ago, who went through so many trials, and yet died trying to do nothing more than live an authentic life. You can read my write-up, and download the original article from 1976, at the link below.