Vigil held for victim in Furman Avenue fire

BROOKLYN - Family and friends came together for a vigil Monday to remember the victim in a fatal Bushwick fire over the weekend.

Loved ones met at 47 Furman Ave. where Lorena Escalera was found dead in her apartment Saturday morning. They say the 25-year-old transgendered woman kept a low profile, despite taking the center stage in nightclubs across the city.

The exact cause of the fire is still under investigation and officials are calling it suspicious.

advertisement | advertise on News 12

Trending Video

Aziz Chirkeev, 20, was last seen April 3 1 Brighton Beach man missing for nearly two weeks
News 12 talks to viewers about how dating 2 Word on the Street: Dating apps and self-esteem
News 12 Long Island's Doug Geed takes a 3 Tasty Tuesday: Fresh spring ingredients
4 VIDEO: News conference from Monmouth County Prosecutor's Office
Actress Andrea Martin speaks to News 12's Elisa 5 Interview: Andrea Martin

advertisement | advertise on News 12


Sorry to interrupt...

Your first 5 are free

Access to News12 is free for Optimum, Comcast®, Time Warner® and Service Electric℠ video customers.

Please enjoy 5 complimentary views to articles, photos, and videos during the next 30 days.