Thursday, July 17, 2014

Murdered transgender woman identified as brother of Clippers' Reggie Bullock: Report

The body of a transgender woman found brutally murdered in Baltimore has been identified as a sibling of Los Angeles Clippers guard Reggie Bullock.

Mia Henderson — who was born Kevin Long — was found by police in an alley in the northwest part of the city in the early hours of Wednesday morning.

Bullock paid tribute to Henderson in two tweets send on Wednesday with the hashtag "#RIPKEVIN."

"All I can say is my brother showed me how to live your own life. Love you so much man. Gone but not forgotten," Bullock tweeted.

He followed it up with, "At least I sent the last love you to my brother."

Police have not identified any suspects or established a motive, and they don't know yet whether there's any connection to the slaying of another transgender woman in the area last month.

Investigators also say they are looking back at cases that are several years old to see if there are any similarities with this latest murder, but they aren't saying how Henderson was murdered. 

"We do know that there was trauma to the body to indicate that there was a homicide," Major Dennis Smith of the Baltimore City police told WJZ.

Bullock is heading into his second season with the Clippers. The Baltimore native was a first-round draft pick last year out of the University of North Carolina.

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