Unsolved Crimes of the 21st Century

Lorena Escalera

29. Lorena Escalera

25-year old Lorena Escalera, known by her stage name as Lorena Xtravaganza, was an iconic American performer who was incredibly popular for her stunningly accurate impersonations of Jennifer Lopez and Beyonce.

But on May 2nd, 2012 things took a horrible turn when her apartment was found to be set on fire, and Escalera was found to have been strangled and suffocated. Investigators suspected this to be a transphobic crime, but no suspects were identified. 

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