Jessica Winkler is a man who identifies as a transgender woman. On December 16, he called 911 to report that he had fatally shot his spouse, Rhiannon Layendecker, also a transgender woman, in their home following an argument earlier that day. Police found Layendecker’s body in the back of Winkler’s truck wrapped in a blanket, and located the hole Winkler had dug in preparation for disposing of the body.
Winkler is currently facing charges of premeditated murder and tampering with evidence, and will be indicted on these charges January 19. The investigation is ongoing.
This is male violence.