Every time a homeless person is found dead outside or dies by violence in King County, WHEEL (a homeless women’s organizing effort) and the Church of Mary Magdalene (an ecumenical day ministry) mobilize for our silent witnessing vigil called Women in Black.
Today, we stand in honor and memory of Teresa Fernen, 46. On May 5th, someone brought her body to a local Safeway Store. Her cause of death is undetermined. Teresa is the first known female death this year.
At least 14 people have died outdoor/violent deaths in Seattle already this year.
(Taken from the Women in Black press release)