Police seek help identifying person found dead in Northwest

September 12, 2011

D.C. police on Monday asked for the public’s help in identifying a person found dead in Northwest over the weekend.

Police released a photo of the person, who they said may have been a victim of crime targeting transgender persons, on Monday. In a news release, they said the person was found at 5:20 a.m. in the 2600 block of 11th St. NW. But they do not know who they are or how they died.

The investigation into the person’s death came at a press conference at police headquarters held with members of the city’s transgender community. Police said they called the conference to assuage feelings in the transgender community that they were not seriously investigating attacks against transgender persons.

On Monday, police said they were investigating an early morning shooting of a transgender person in Southeast.

The shooting took place just before 2 a.m. in the 2300 block of Savannah Street SE, police said. The attack appears to be non-fatal; the victim was conscious when transported to the hospital

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