5th Trans woman of color murdered in 41 days
July 18, 2014
Baltimore City homicide detectives are investigating the second unsolved killing of a transgender woman in the past month after a body was found Wednesday in the northwest part of the city.
Investigators said officers who were serving a warrant just before 6 a.m. in the 3400 block of Piedmont Avenue found the body in an alley.
Authorities said the body was that of a transgender woman who suffered severe trauma. Police said the victim identified herself as Mia Henderson, while the victim’s government-issued identification said Kevin Long, 26.
Police said it was too early to tell if the case is related to a similar one a month ago in which another transgender woman was killed. (Bullshit…) The body of 40-year-old Ricky Hall, known as Kandy, was found stabbed on June 4 in a field near Coldstream Park Elementary-Middle School in northeast Baltimore.
The city’s transgender community is getting very concerned.
"I’m sure our community is being targeted, that’s not even new," said Monico Yorkman, a leader in Baltimore’s lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender community.
On Wednesday afternoon, police held a news conference to discuss the matter. They said they didn’t know a motive in Henderson’s case yet and made no definitive connections between the two cases.
"We are going back several years to look at other cases that may have similarities to this case, including the one that happened about a month ago," said Lt. Col. David Reitz.
Henderson’s family said she was from North Carolina but had been living in Baltimore with relatives. They said she was a sweet person and have no idea why someone would want to kill her.
NBA player Reggie Bullock is Henderson’s half-brother. The L.A. Clippers player sent out two tweets on Wednesday. One said, “All I can say is my brother showed me how to live your OWN LIFE. Love you so much man. Gone but not forgotten #RipKevin.” The second said, “At least I sent the last LOVE YOU to my brother.”
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