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 James J. Bohrer, 40, who was killed by a Sound Transit train near 4th and Holgate Street–the first Sound Transit train fatality. The Medical Examiners have ruled his death a suicide. This is the 5th known suicide committed by a homeless person this year.
At least 25 people have died outdoor/violent deaths in Seattle already this year.
(Taken from the Women in Black press release)