The Unresolved Death of a Transsexual

september 12, 2003  01:12 pm
The Unresolved Death of a Transsexual
Buddy Jo Rishel was born in a man's body but lived as a woman named Jennifer Pate. She was found dead, apparently having been dragged behind a pickup truck after a night spent drinking with two long-haul truckers. The two men were cleared by a coronor's jury of any criminal acts, but the death haunts Jennifer's mother. “They got away with killing her. That’s how it looks to me,” she tells Missoula Independent's Mike Keefe- Feldman. "And I will never rest until I think justice is done.”