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Body of Missing Trans Teen Identified in Detroit

Body of Missing Trans Teen Identified in Detroit


The identity of a Detroit teenager, missing since October 23, has been linked to a burned torso discovered near a road on the city's east side.

Henry Hilliard Jr., 19, who went by the names Shelley or Treasure, was last seen when a cab driver she often used for transportation dropped her off at home.

Hilliard's mother, Lyniece Nelson, told the Detroit Free Press that three men were waiting for the teenager when she arrived. Immediately after the cab drove away, a concerned Hilliard reportedly phoned the driver, who overheard through the victim's phone what sounded like a struggle.

The victim, who was last seen wearing a silver dress, reportedly had several piercings and tattoos, one of which was used by Chief Investigator Albert Samuels of the Medical Examiner's office to identify the body.

Police are investigating the death as a homicide.

Read the full story here.

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