Activist and drag queen Marsha P. Johnson might be one of the most often discussed and well-known LGBTQ+ rights activists of the 20th century, but more than three decades after her body was dredged from the Hudson River, there are still no leads on how her life was cut short.
At the time of her death, Johnson was 46 years old. She disappeared on July 4, 1992, and her body was pulled from the river two days later.
According to eyewitness accounts collected by Johnson’s friend, roommate and gay activist Randolfe Wicker at the time, her fully clothed body had a hole in her head and “laid on the sidewalk for several hours… before the coroner’s van arrived.”
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