Ohio dad stabs alleged transgender daughter to death, tells police that ‘son was in a cult’

hio man has been charged with murder after police said that he stabbed his transgender daughter to death during an altercation.

In a statement on Sunday, Trans Ohio said that it was “saddened to learn of the murder of Bri Golec, a 22yr old trans woman who resided in Akron, Ohio.”

But as the Pittsburgh Lesbian Correspondents blog noted, nearly every local media outlet had described the killing by referring to Bri Golec as the 22-year-old “son” of Kevin Golec.

According to Cleveland.com, Akron police said Kevin Golec lied to 911 dispatchers when he called officers to his home at around 10 p.m. on Friday.

“Oh my God, are you guys for real man?” Kevin Golec asks the dispatcher a 911 recording. “This is like the fourth f*cking time I’ve tried to call 9-1-1.”

The father went on to explain that his “son is dying” on his front porch.

“They attacked us, they came into our house,” he says. “I don’t know who did. A bunch of them came in, and attack us in our house f*cking — just bring and ambulance! Because I think he’s dead!”

“He’s in to a cult and all this sh*t,” the father continues. “These guys came in. I fought them off. They got him. They got me.”

When detectives arrived, however, they found that Kevin Golec had stabbed his daughter to death. Bri Golec was pronounced dead at the scene.

Kevin Golec was charged with murder and felony domestic violence.

It wasn’t immediately clear if Kevin Golec was referring to the transgender support group Trans Ohio when he said that his Bri Golec belonged to a “cult.”

In her obituary, Bri Golec’s family continued to refer to her as “Brian.”

“Brian K. Golec, 22, of Akron, went to be with our Creator on February 13, 2013,” the obituary said.

“He was a deeply spiritual and artistic person. His interests included painting, jewelry making, meditation, martial arts, video games, and anime. He loved attending outdoor festivals and raves.”

The audio of the 911 call is available here. It is not safe for work.

Update: The headline has been update to reflect that there is a dispute over the victim’s gender identity.

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Sasha Perkins

Administrative Assistant and Journalist at the Pluto Daily since 2012.