CABOOL, Mo. – Three people have been charged with murder after a transgender teenager was stabbed, burned and had her eyes gouged out.
The Bradenton Herald reported that Andrew Vrba, 18; Briana Calderas, 24, and Isis Schauer, 18, face charges of first-degree murder in the death of 17-year-old Ally Steinfeld.
The three suspects are all charged with first-degree murder, abandonment of a corpse and armed criminal action.
Police said the victim’s body was stabbed, burned and mutilated at a home in Cabool, Mo. earlier this month.
Police searched the home and found human remains in a pile and a plastic bag, according to the paper.
A fourth person, 25-year-old James Grigsby, faces charges of abandonment of a corpse and tampering with physical evidence.
Sheriff James Sigman and prosecutor Parke Stevens Jr. are not calling the murder a hate crime.