The Brutal Murder of Brianna Ghey: Tributes pour in for trans teen stabbed to death by two 15-yr-olds
WARRINGTON, ENGLAND: Tributes have started to come in for a 16-year-old trans girl, who was found dead in a park in Warrington on Saturday afternoon, February 11. It has been believed that Brianna Ghey’s fatal stabbing was a “targeted attack” as two 15-year-olds, a girl and a boy, have been arrested after the incident at Linear Park in Culcheth.
The Guardian citing Cheshire police said, “Detectives have arrested two teenagers following the death of 16-year-old Brianna Ghey. Emergency services were called to Linear Park in Culcheth by members of the public at 3.13 pm yesterday after Brianna’s body was found on a path where she was sadly pronounced dead.”
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The official statement added, “As part of ongoing inquiries, a 15-year-old boy and a 15-year-old girl — both from the local area — have been arrested on suspicion of murder. They are currently in custody assisting police with their investigation.”
‘You didn’t deserve this'
Following the tragedy, several people paid tribute to the teen, who was reportedly born a boy but was living as a female lately. The Daily Mail citing a tribute for Ghey stated, “Rest in peace, you deserved the world, this is so devastating for everyone.” Another one shared, “This is heartbreaking.” “Rest in peace darling. Forever a beauty and forever in our hearts nothing will ever change that. I’m just proud of you for consistently keeping on, you’re so strong, thank you for being with us, and thank you for being so transparent with us…” the third one noted.
The Liverpool Echo reported that many took to Ghey’s TikTok account to remember her as a fan of hers said, “Oh you sweet angel. I’m so sorry Brianna, you didn’t deserve this. So beautiful and so young, absolutely heartbreaking. How could anyone do this.” The second fan wrote, “So gorgeous. so sad to see people in the world taken too soon, and in the worst ways.”
“As if you were walking on this earth 2 days ago. Rest in paradise. Angel. You were gorgeous. It was only yesterday that that awful person / people did to you. I’m so sorry girl. Rest in peace gorgeous,” a TikTok user named Tilda said about the Year 11 pupil at Birchwood High School. A gymnastics coach, who was familiar to Ghey, added, “She used to come into the gym in the school and do gymnastics with us, she was a lovely kid.”
‘A truly awful attack’
Detective Chief Superintendent Mike Evans has reportedly called the February 11 incident a “targeted attack”. He went on to say, “This is a truly awful attack on a 16-year-old girl, who has sadly lost her very short life. We are appealing for any information that will help us find who has done this to Brianna. In particular, we are keen to speak to two people that were seen in the park where Brianna’s body was found who have been described as a white man and woman, in their late teens/early twenties, both with dark curly hair."
He continued, “The man was wearing a longish dark hooded coat and the woman had a distinctive red or purple-black checked blanket-style coat and a long flowing skirt, dress, or trousers. We are also keen to speak to anyone who was in the park from around 1.30 pm until 4 pm yesterday or anyone who may have seen Brianna in the hours leading up to her death. We would ask people and businesses within the local community to check any CCTV or dashcam footage for anything that may aid our investigation.”
“I would like to reassure the local community that we are working hard to find those responsible for Brianna’s death and we have extra officers in and around Culcheth supporting the investigation. We also have officers supporting Brianna’s family at this really tragic time,” Evans added.