A 25-year-old transgender woman who was reported as missing two weeks ago was found dead in the basement of a vacant city-owned home in Baltimore Saturday.
Tyra Trent was found by a person who wandered into the building. An autopsy revealed that she had died of asphyxiation, The Baltimore Sun reports.
Those who know Trent, born Anthony, said she had been known to disappear for days at a time, but typically would return home after a day or two. After a few days, her mother, Sundra, knew something was wrong.
Trent's family remembered her as a bold, good-natured person who liked to dance. She worked with people with disabilities but also had a police record for prostitution.