Van Nuys transgender woman stabbed to death then set on fire

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LA coroner workers moving the transgender victims body from the crime scene.

A woman whom neighbors said was openly transgender was found dead Saturday morning in her Van Nuys California apartment. Neighbors have told reporters from KTLA and ABC 7 that the woman was open about her transgender status.

LAFD made the discovery while extinguishing a fire at the two-story structure in the 14600 block of Saticoy Street.

The police are searching for a black man, 5-foot-eight-inches, about 180 pounds and in his mid-20s, according to the news release

There has been confusion about the victim’s gender. The LAPD has identified the victim as male and at times female.

Transgender advocate Bamby Salcedo is co-hosting a vigil Sunday, February 1at 6:00pm – 8:00pm PST at 14600 Saticoy, VanNuys CA

Anyone with information was asked to contact the Van Nuys detective desk at 818-374-0040. After-hours calls could be made to 818-374-1999.

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Kelli, Busey is managing editor at Planet Transgender

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