Early Tuesday morning, Baltimore police discovered the body of a transgender woman in a field in Northeast Baltimore. Earlier today, police identified the body as that of 40-year-old Kandy Hall.
Hall lived on the 4000 block of Raymonn Street, and is believed to have been the victim of a homicide, suffering from massive trauma to her body. Paramedics pronounced her dead on the scene. An autopsy will be performed to determine her official cause of death.
Hall is believed to have been murdered the same day Baltimore Mayor Stephanie Rawlings-Blake and Police Commissioner Anthony W. Batts hosted a forum for Northeastern Baltimore residents on the topic of public safety.
Last year, Commissioner Batts oversaw the creation of an LGBT advisory council, aimed at improving interaction between police and members of the LGBT community.
The Baltimore Police Department's Homicide Department is investigating this case. Anyone with information on Hall's murder is urged to contact the department at 410-396-2100.
Earlier this week, LGBT advocates celebrated the defeat of antitransgender activists' attempts to repeal a recently passed trans antidiscrimination law.