The death of Jennifer Laude (born Jeffrey Laude) occurred on October 11, 2014 in Olongapo when the 26-year-old Filipino transgender woman was allegedly killed by Private First Class Joseph Scott Pemberton, a 19-year old United States Marine from Boston, Massachussetts. Laude died from “asphyxiation by drowning.”
Laude met Pemberton at the Ambyanz disco bar in Olongapo on the evening of October 11, 2014. According to police and witnesses, they subsequently went to Celzone Lodge, a nearby motel. Thirty minutes after checking in, Pemberton left the motel. Staff found Laude’s naked body, partially covered from the waist down, with her head leaning on the rim of the toilet bowl. Two condoms were recovered from the bathroom which are undergoing DNA testing.