While nearly all professional athletes were celebrating with some form or fashion at the 2014 ESPYs, Los Angeles Clippers shooting guard Reggie Bullock was mourning the loss of his transgender sibling in a possible hate crime murder.
For the second time this summer, another transgender woman has been found brutally murdered in Baltimore city. This latest victim is the sibling of an NBA player.
Now there are new fears in the community that the cases could be connected.
Members of a police task force found that body early Wednesday morning as they were going to serve a search warrant in West Baltimore.
A broken necklace and a pool of blood remain in the alley where police found the body of 26-year old Mia Henderson.
They were serving a search warrant along Piedmont Avenue when the lifeless body of the transgender woman was discovered.
“We do know that there was trauma to the body to indicate that there was a homicide,” says Major Dennis Smith with Baltimore City police.
Henderson’s legal name is Kevin Long.
The murder is the second transgender killing here in the city in just the past two months.
Police are still searching for the person who murdered Kandy Hall. She was stabbed to death in early June.
At press time, there seems to be no connection between the two murders but someone is killing transgender citizens and it’s not pretty.
View the numbered gallery below to see Bullock’s Twitter eulogy to his to Henderson as well as shots from the crime scene.
Photos: Twitter/Reggie Bullock, WJZ