DETROIT (WWJ) – Police are investigating after the body of a 20-year-old black transgender woman is found in Detroit over the weekend.
Early reports claim that Amber Monroe was shot, but Detroit police are still working to get more details.
Monroe’s death puts the number of murders of a transgender women in the U.S. at 12 this year, and 10 of whom are transgender women of color.
Anyone with information is asked to call Detroit police or Crime Stoppers of Michigan –offering up to $1,000 REWARD for tips leading to the arrest of criminals. You can also call their Anonymous Tip line at 1-800-SPEAK-UP (800-773-2587).