CHICAGO — A trans woman was found with her throat slit near train tracks in West Garfield Park on Sunday night, according to police and friends.
Officers found the victim at 8:45 p.m. Sunday in the 4500 block of West Monroe Street, said Officer Ana Pacheco, a Chicago Police spokeswoman. Police identified the victim as a man, but the Windy City Times reports that she was a trans woman.
The victim, whose age was unknown but identified by a friend and employees at the West Side nonprofit Taskforce Prevention & Community Services Chicago as T.T., had a "neck laceration" and was pronounced dead on the scene, Pacheco said. A knife was found near the victim's body, which was near train tracks in the area, police said.
Police would not say whether the slaying was a suspected hate crime, but said the investigation was ongoing.
Jaliyah Armstrong, who has known T.T. for seven years, believes she may have been killed by another trans woman. She told DNAinfo that her friend had a physical altercation with another trans woman three days earlier.
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