Death of Transgender Woman Early this Morning May be Homicide

A person who died after being found unconscious early this morning in Columbia Heights is a transgender woman and her death may be a homicide, the Washington Blade reports.

D.C. police suspect a transgender woman who was found unconscious on the street at 11th and Fairmont streets, N.W., about 4 a.m. Saturday and who died a short time later at Howard University Hospital was the victim of a homicide.

But according to police sources, an official classification of the case as a murder won’t be made until the city’s Medical Examiner’s office completes an autopsy on the as yet unidentified woman.

MPD Commander Jacob Kishter sent a message to the Third District listserve early Saturday morning about the death and asking for the public help.

He wrote:

The Third District is currently investigating the death of a subject who was found unconscious in the 2600 block of 11th St NW.

Anyone with information is asked to contact the Metropolitan Police Department on 2027279099 or 888919CRIME or text at 50411.

In July, transgender woman Myles “LaShay” McLean was fatally shot in Northeast D.C. No arrests have been announced in that case.

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