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 Sakia Gunn

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Sakia Gunn

  • Birth 26 May 1987 USA
  • Death 11 May 2003 Newark, Essex County, New Jersey, USA
  • Burial Newark, Essex County, New Jersey, USA
  • Memorial ID 8740918

A 15 year old who was stabbed to death waiting for a bus with several friends. She and her friends just came from a night in Greenwich Village. While waiting, two men got out of a car and confronted them, making sexual advances and one of the men stabbed Sakia after she told him she was a lesbian.

At her funeral, 2,500 people turned out to mourn her passing.


  • Created by: DarkDan
  • Added: 11 May 2004
  • Find A Grave Memorial 8740918
  • Isabella Oliva
  • Find A Grave, database and images (https://www.findagrave.com : accessed ), memorial page for Sakia Gunn (26 May 1987–11 May 2003), Find A Grave Memorial no. 8740918, citing Fairmount Cemetery, Newark, Essex County, New Jersey, USA ; Maintained by DarkDan (contributor 46602790) .