RIP Jarrae Nykkole Estepp
An Oklahoma nonprofit that works with sex workers is holding a candlelight vigil for a 21-year-old woman whose naked body was found last week on a conveyor belt inside an Anaheim trash-sorting facility.
Outreach workers with No Boundaries International, a nonprofit based in Edmond, Okla., said they had frequent contact with Jarrae Nykkole Estepp in Oklahoma City in 2012, when she was featured in several videos of street life posted on YouTube and elsewhere.
The nonprofit planned to hold the vigil Monday evening.
Estepp’s body was found Friday morning amid the trash at the Republic Services recycling plant in an industrial area. Her death has been tentatively ruled a homicide.
Outreach workers with the nonprofit, dedicated to working with those involved in prostitution and human trafficking, said they had reached out to Estepp several times, said President Lori Basey.
“We knew her by her street name ‘Sarah,’” Basey said. “This is certainly not what we want to be the end of the story for girls like her.”