Monday, October 31, 2011

US Airways Flight Attendant Found Murdered in Mexico City

Very sad to read that Phoenix-based flight attendant Nick Aaronson was found strangled in his hotel room in Mexico City over the weekend. His mother, Anita Aaronson, told KPHO-TV that she was told by the FBI on Sunday that an arrest had been made, with the help of hotel security footage and the GPS on Nick's stolen iPhone. The blog LGBTQ Nation noted that the US Airways employee was "active in several LGBT rights causes, including participating in the NOH8 Campaign, was a supporter of marriage equality, and advocated on behalf of the Human Rights Campaign," although no mainstream media has picked up on his sexuality. His Facebook profile says he entered into a domestic partnership earlier this month, although no word on his surviving lover at this point. My thoughts are with Nick's friends and loved ones at this awful moment.

UPDATE: Information about the man arrested for the crime HERE.

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