Mia Henderson, a transgender woman whose brother is NBA player Reggie Bullock, was found murdered in a Baltimore alley on Wednesday.
The body of Henderson, 26, who was born as Kevin Long, was found shortly before 6 a.m., the victim of "severe trauma," police spokesman Lieutenant Eric Kowalczyk said, Reuters reported.
Henderson's brother Reggie Bullock was a first-round draft pick last year for the NBA's Los Angeles Clippers. Bullock played in 43 games for the Clippers during the regular season and averaged 2.7 points.
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Bullock posted on Twitter about his sibling: “All I can say is my brother showed me how to live your own life. Love you so much man. Gone but not forgotten.”
Henderson's is the second killing of a transgender person this summer in Baltimore. Kandy Hall, 40, was stabbed to death in early June.
Police believe prostitution may have played a role in Henderson's killing.
"We are looking into what she was doing before the tragic taking of her life," Kowalczyk said. "We are not ruling anything out at this point."
He declined to label the killing a hate crime. Police are also looking into possible links with the death of Hall.
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