Monday, August 4, 2008

CINCY GAY SCENE: Looking for information...

...does anyone know about the death of a local drag queen/recording studio owner by the name of Sharee (sp?)?

The person who told me about it knows very little (except that it's possibly a murder), and I can't seem to find any information about it.

Your help is appreciated.


Michael Chanak Jr said...

Oh my, I do hope not. This item was posted on the Channel 19 web site July 16th...


UPDATE: The victim has been identified as Ward Johnson, who is also known as Charee Johnson.

Police are now saying that his death was accidental, but no further details are being released.


Cincinnati Homicide is investigating the discovery of a body in South Fairmount.

Police found a man believed to be in his 50's inside an apartment at a warehouse on Tremont Street around 10 p.m. Tuesday night.

The death is considered suspicious.

If you have information, call Crimestoppers at 513-352-3040.

Michael Chanak Jr said...

ps...the Charee I know is transgender - and her web addy is:

Charee Studios

Charee helped with Pride entertainment the past few years. Not that Channel 19 or the police would use her the hypen in her name, but I know the spelling as "Cha-ree."

Michael Chanak Jr said...

and...I put the call out to the Dowagers, and the establish more detail.

Of course, this blog was credited with informing the Sow Queen.


Michael Chanak Jr said...

After a week of asking questions - I finally did hear from one person who knew Charee from doing entertainment at Pride in the Nasti in June...he confirms it was Charee that passed. I've asked for details....

Michael Chanak Jr said...

I learned, finally, the Cha-ree's passing was accidental - not murder or suicide or any such - and that services were private at the family's request.

Sorry to see a great Lady go...before her time...