Miss Trans America found murdered at Massachusetts home

Christa Leigh Steele-Knudslien

Miss Trans America has been found murdered at her home in Massachusetts, making her the first trans woman to be killed in 2018.

Christa Leigh Steele-Knudslien was found stabbed to death in her home on Friday evening.

Christa Leigh Steele-Knudslien

Christa Leigh with her husband, Mark (Photo by Christa Leigh Steele-Knudslien/Facebook)

Her husband, Mark Steele-Knudslien, has been arrested on suspicion of the murder after he confessed to police that he had killed her.

An autopsy found that she died from a loss of blood from a stab wound.

She also had blunt force trauma to the head.

The 42-year-old’s death has been ruled a homicide.

Christa Leigh Steele-Knudslien

(Photo by Christa Leigh Steele-Knudslien/Facebook)

Her 47-year-old husband is to be arraigned this morning on a murder charge.

The two wed last year after moving to North Adams. Prior to the move, they lived in Adams for three years.

Christa Leigh was known for founding and running Miss Trans New England and Miss Trans America pageants.

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