Three suspects have been arrested for the monstrous murder of a transgender teenager.
Ally Steinfeld, 17, became the 21st transgender person to be killed in the US this year.
The body of the teenager, who was from Texas County, Missouri, was found near a mobile home belonging to Briana Calderas, 24.
Calderas has been arrested with Isis Schauer and Andrew Vrba, both 18.
Vrba has reportedly told police that he repeatedly stabbed Ally, gouging out her eyes and genitals.
Calderas and Schauer then went to a Walmart to buy items for burning Ally’s body, he said.
Vrba added that after they burned her body, they put the bones in a garbage bag and hid it in a chicken coop near Vrba’s home.
Police records show that Steinfeld’s mobile phone and a knife were recovered from the scene.
The three suspects have been charged with first-degree murder, armed criminal action, and abandonment of a corpse.