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Arrest made in connection with homicide of Pahokee trans woman Bee Love Slater

Marcus Lynell Thompson, 35, arrested for role in her death
Bee Love Slater
Posted at 9:54 AM, Dec 22, 2021
and last updated 2021-12-22 16:24:26-05

LABELLE, Fla. — The Hendry County Sheriff's Office arrested Marcus Lynell Thompson in connection with the death of Bee Love Slater.

Sheriff Steve Whidden made the announcement Wednesday afternoon.

Slater was a transgender woman killed in Hendry County.

Investigators found the 23-year-old's body in a burned out vehicle on Sept. 4, 2019.

Thompson, 35, faces charges of first-degree murder accessory after the fact and arson accessory after the fact.

Whidden said the investigation in this case continues.

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Investigators are still looking for the person who killed Slater.

Anyone with any information is urged to call the Hendry County Sheriff's Office at 863-674-5600.

WPTV’s Michelle Quesada will have more on this story today at 4 p.m.