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  • "These particular incidents sound like a serial killer, like they are particularly targeting transgender women," said Jeri Hughes, a D.C. transgender activist.

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  • "They can't thrive during the day so they have to go to the times when they feel more comfortable," she said, adding that the threat of harassment, ridicule or attack may drive transgender people to choose secluded or segregated locations to socialize.

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