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Kansas City police investigate death of transgender woman

June 25, 2019

KANSAS CITY, Mo. (AP) — Kansas City police are investigating the death of a transgender woman whose body was found at an abandoned home as a homicide.

Police said in an email that the body was found Tuesday morning on the porch of the home. Police say the victim showed obvious signs of foul play but the cause of death was not immediately clear.

Police added that homicide detectives are conducting their investigation to determine the identity of the victim and how that person was identified in the community. No other details were immediately available.

FBI spokeswoman Bridget Patton says the agency is aware of the death but that it is being investigated by police at this time. She says she can’t comment further.

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Information from: The Kansas City Star, http://www.kcstar.com

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