Fundraiser Launched for Slain Centralian Rikkey Outumuro’s Family 


The local LGBTQIA+ community is mourning Rikkey Outumuro, who was killed in Centralia this weekend.

Outumuro was a former Miss Gay Lewis County and was an active member of the Lewis County LGBTQIA+ community, performing at Pride events under the name Tru Starlet. 

When she was crowned the first Miss Gay Lewis County in 2008, she told The Chronicle, “I think my job is to represent the gay community to Lewis County, and show people that we are real, and we are here, and more out than ever.” 

She recently performed at Olympia’s pride festival hosted by Capital City Pride in June.

“It was a blessing to have her brighten up our stage,” said Capital City Pride in a Facebook post. 

Capital City Pride has started a fundraiser on Facebook to aid Outumuro’s family with funeral expenses.

For more information or to donate, visit

Outumuro was found dead in the 800 block of South Gold Street the morning of Oct. 31 with five gunshot wounds to the chest. Her suspected killer, Cristopher Allen Gaudreau, 28, of Centralia, was arrested that same day and has been charged with first-degree murder, domestic violence. He is currently being held at the Lewis County Jail without bail. He has an arraignment hearing in Lewis County Superior Court scheduled for Nov. 4.  

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The Chronicle is working on an article focusing on the life of Rikkey Outumuro. Those interested in being included can contact Chronicle reporter Emily Fitzgerald at