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A Trans Woman Was Found Dead With Her Throat Slit In Garfield Park

By Rachel Cromidas in News on Sep 12, 2016 10:03PM

4500 West Monroe, via Google Street View.

The person who police found dead in Garfield Park Sunday night was a trans woman named T. T., according to the Windy City Times.

Her throat had been slit, and a knife was found near her body, police told reporters. The body was found in the 4500 block of West Monroe Street. Police and an earlier Chicago Tribune report identified her as a man between 25 and 30 years old.

A vigil is being held for T. T. at the corner of Monroe and Kenton Monday evening, according to the Windy City Times. A friend of T. T.'s who organized the vigil told the Windy City Times that she recently got into an altercation with a woman in the neighborhood who threatened to kill her three days before her death.

The Chicago Police Department has a well-documented problem with misgendering trans people who are the victims of crimes or accused of committing crimes, as the Windy City Times described in a 2015 investigation.