Missouri police are investigating the death of a homeless transgender woman in Kansas City as a homicide.
Brooklyn Lindsey, 32, what found dead on the front porch of a vacant home in the Lykins neighborhood of Kansas City, Missouri, at about 6:30 am Tuesday morning, NBC affiliate KSHB reported.
Gunshot wounds were found during a preliminary examination of Lindsey's body and her death is currently being considered as a homicide, the Kansas City Police Department told NBC News Thursday.
Kris Wade, executive director of the Justice Project of Kansas City, told NBC News Thursday that Lindsey had been in fear for her life for a few weeks. Wade said.
Wade has known Lindsey for about 1
1 years and described her relationship with her family as estranged , The family "loved her from afar," according to Wade.
"Lindsey was homeless."
Lindsey was homeless , but loved to read book and being interested in going to school. Wade said.
"She just really was very intelligent." You do not see that many people out on the streets reading a paperback, "Wade said. Everyone is broken-hearted. "