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Trans woman found dead with plastic bag wrapped around her head

Trans woman found dead with plastic bag wrapped around her head

Brandi Bledsoe was found dead at 32

A trans woman was found dead with a plastic bag around her head in Cleveland, family have said.

Brandi Bledsoe’s body, dressed in only her underwear, was discovered at 10am on Saturday (8 October) in the driveway behind a home on Drexel Avenue.

She was only 32.

A 5-year-old boy discovered the body while riding bikes with his 12-year-old brother.

Police said it is too early to determine a motive for Bledsoe’s death and no arrests have been made.

Her family, from her cousin to her 73-year-old grandfather, remembered her as the woman she was. Cuyahoga County Medical Examiner initially misgendered her until the family corrected them.

‘She wasn’t very outgoing before she told us [two years ago],’ John Craggett, her cousin, told Cleveland.com. ‘She just wasn’t happy with who she was.

‘When she told us, she was honestly a lot better as Brandi. She was happy.’

If ruled a homicide, it will be the 23rd reported transgender murder in the United States in 2016.